Consider making a donation to the Friends of Star Lake

We are thrilled to be able to help preserve Star Lake’s rich history. The Schoolhouse, Bait Shop and Old Milltown Depot have all been labors of love. And, the more we work on these projects, the more excited we become.

We began the summer with our progressive dinner fundraiser – "A Taste of the Northwoods" which proved to be an amazing event. Much thanks goes to the host families that put on an amazing dinner and event. Also - much thanks goes to all of the community members that attended and donated to the event and helped us to raise over $5000.

Two weeks later, here we are standing in front of the Star Lake Depot and Milwaukee Road Route of the Hiawatha sign. I can’t tell you how many people asked me over the last few weeks- “Do you think it will be done in time?” I just told them to have faith, and meanwhile, held my breath. Presto, change- here we are.... All I can say is that Bill Hintz gets a gold star for doing everything he does. Had he not been involved- we would all be staring at a very unfinished depot and sign.

It all began with an idea, which grew and is becoming a reality right before our eyes.

Please let us know if you or your family members are interested in helping us fund the Old Milltown Depot or our college scholarship program. The entire Board is incredibly grateful for the community’s support and helping us preserve what is so special about Star Lake.