Last night was the premier of the Valley Stream–and of Mayor Ann Groves Lloyd’s bi-weekly “View from 202”.
In addition to introducing herself and her views on the future of Lodi, Ann spoke with Kristi McMorris, the Executive Director of the Lodi & Lake Wisconsin Chamber of Commerce.
A few highlights from the discussion:
- Ann announced that former Mayor, Jim Ness died this week due to complications from surgery.
- There is a survey to gauge interest in which projects the community wants to see go forward. You can participate here.
- The Lodi chapter of the Ice Age Trail Alliance will be part of the upcoming “40-mile hike”. Patti Herman recently wrote about “Susie’s Rock” that’s mentioned in the video.
- Susie the Duck Day will be happening this year, on August 8th. It’ll be a little different, however. Due to the situation with COVID-19, the normal events like the parade, duck derby, and music in the park can’t happen. Instead, local businesses are offering special deals for that day only. And in place of the derby, there’s a raffle. Grand prize is a $250 gift certificate from the Lodi Sausage Company. Every penny of the money raised from the raffle goes to area businesses who’ve taken a hit during this economic downturn.Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at Main Street Market (Piggly Wiggly) and the Buttercream Bakery.
A Lodi native, Blaze attended the University of Wisconsin, Green Bay where he graduated with a degree in theatre technology & design. He has traveled extensively throughout the United States and the world–including a 6-year stint in China. He has been a teacher, a writer, a designer, and is the founder of the Redleaf Consulting Group.