Corn, cars, kids, dance make for busy summer in villageAugust in Lake Nebagamon kicks off with cars, corn and help for kids, and continues with music and dance and the debut of a local resident with the world famous Duquesne University Tamburitzans.
By: By Kay Coletta/For the Superior Telegram, Superior Telegram
August in Lake Nebagamon kicks off with cars, corn and help for kids, and continues with music and dance and the debut of a local resident with the world famous Duquesne University Tamburitzans.
Aug. 2 will be a busy day in the northwest Wisconsin village when classic cars go on display in the Nebagamon Community Association’s annual car show and flea market from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the village’s downtown area across from the historic Lake Nebagamon Auditorium, 11596 E. Waterfront Dr.
Classic car owners who wish to display their vehicles may call chairman Jim Amundson, (715) 374-2181. Flea Market vendors may call Karen Bridge, (715) 374-3475, to reserve a space.
The community association is also sponsoring a corn roast from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Lake Nebagamon Lions Club serves Wisconsin brats to complete the luncheon menu. Local restaurants offer their regular menu for visitors to the village.
Following the corn roast and car show, the Kids In Nebagamon organization holds its annual “e bay at the beach” auction 3-6 p.m. in the auditorium. Saratoga Liquors offers a wide variety of wines to sample. Tickets for the wine tasting are $10 in advance or $15 at the door. Call Kay Coletta, (715) 374-2283, for advance tickets. Admission to the auction is free. Proceeds benefit local children in families experiencing crises.
Next on the Lake Nebagamon entertainment agenda is the annual concert by the Duquesne University Tamburitzans at Aug. 10 at the auditorium. Tickets are $20 and may be reserved by calling Coletta or Swan Dawson, (715) 374-3101, weekdays.
Kathryn “Katie” Gallagher, daughter of Jay and Rosalie Gallagher of Lake Nebagamon, debuts as the first Lake Nebagamon member of the Duquesne University Tamburitzans.
Katie, who will be a sophomore at Duquesne in the fall, received notification in July that she was accepted into the elite troupe of musicians, singers and dancers. She is attending the intense three-week training camp now and will make her debut here Aug. concert. The “Tammies” have earned world renown for their authentic performances of eastern European folk music and dancing.
Katie began dancing at an early age and studied at Sarah’s School of Dance in Maple. When she entered sixth grade she began attending the School of Minnesota Ballet. While there she trained in ballet, Pointe, jazz, tap and character dancing. The majority of her music training was received at the John Duss Music Academy in Duluth. Her most recent piano teacher is Sister Margaret Dahl. She is a graduate of Northwestern High School, Maple.
Since moving to Pittsburgh to attend Duquesne, she has been involved in the Bulgarian Macedonian National Education and Cultural Center by dancing with the group “Oteta Paissli.” This community group is directed by Patricia French and Walter Kolar, former leaders of the “Tammies.”
The other ethnic dance group Katie has been involved in is the Kylv Ukrainian Dance Ensemble, under the direction to Natalie Kapeluck.
Katie is studying to be an elementary school teacher, with a minor in the Slovak language. During her freshman year she was named to the dean’s list both semesters.
The Tamburitzans troupe was formed in 1937 and began coming to Lake Nebagamon for summer training in 1947. They continued to practice there until the 1990s when travel expenses became prohibitive and they moved their training camp to upstate Philadelphia. The 40-member group makes as many as 80 performances a year and travels all across the United States.