State of the Lakes Area event scheduled for seasonal residents

Permanent residents also welcome

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The Brainerd Lakes Area Community Foundation is sponsoring The State of The Lakes Area event from 2-4 p.m. Friday, June 11, at the Crosslake Community Center pavilion.

This event is for seasonal residents to hear from several key organizations first-hand about key developments and what’s happening in the Crosslake area. Year-round residents may also attend.

The event will be free but advance registration is requested as seating is limited. Early registration is recommended. Local leaders from key organizations will present topics of interest and will include: the National Loon Center on its progress; Whitefish Area Property Owners Association on the health of area lakes; Crosslake Chamber’s seasonal events; local health care services; Lakes Area Music Festival details about the upcoming summer concert series and the new performing arts center at Brainerd High School; Crosslake Cares; and the community center’s amenities.

Karl Samp from BLACF will share information on charitable giving opportunities and how BLACF is strengthening the community.

A similar event will be held from 2-4 p.m. Friday, June 18, at the Gull Lake Sailing School.


To register for either event, go to Direct questions to Terri Foster at 320-257-9742 or Those who attend are asked to follow the latest Centers for Disease Control guidelines regarding COVID-19.

BLACF attracts and administers charitable funds for the benefit of the local Brainerd area. Since 1998, BLACF has grown to more than $17 million in assets and awarded more than $6 million in grants to nonprofits. BLACF is governed by a local board of directors and is a partner of CommunityGiving, which is a collaborative of several community foundations united under a single framework to create efficiencies that maximize the impact of our donors.

Collectively, CommunityGiving administers nearly 850 funds totaling more than $190 million. Learn more at

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