No library for Book Across the Bay
Participants keep warm at the on-ice bonfire at the start last
year's Book Across the Bay in Ashland. The mid-winter skiing,
snowshoeing and run-walk event is made possible by the efforts of
many community volunteer groups. One group that won't be taking
part is the Friends of the Washburn Library; the group that helped
organize the first of the annual treks across Chequamegon Bay. That
group cited a declining membership, among other factors, in
declining an invitation to cook and serve chili for the "Bookers"
as they finish their race in Washburn.
Posted: Thursday, February 9, 2012 12:00 am
It started out as a goofy idea to help raise some money for
extra programs at the Washburn Public Library, and for the Tri
County Medical Association.
Some 16 years ago, it was hoped that maybe as many as 100 people
would accept the challenge of skiing across the frozen surface of
Lake Superior from Ashland to Washburn, at night, with nothing more
than the lights of ice luminaries to guide them.
Or, use your
Thursday, February 9, 2012 12:00 am.