Lake Ericson receives proclamation from State of NE

Lake Ericson was honored to have received a proclamation from the State of Nebraska.

I, Pete Ricketts, Governor of the State of Nebraska, DO HEREBY PROCLAIM the 2nd day of July, 2016 as LAKE ERICSON DAY in Nebraska.

FULL PROCLAMATION
“WHEREAS, Lake Ericson is located at the Gateway to the Sandhills in Ericson, Nebraska; and
WHEREAS, Lake Ericson was created in 1916 for the purpose of generating hydroelectric power; and
WHEREAS, the generation of hydroelectric power at Lake Ericson was discontinued in the 1970s; and
WHEREAS, Lake Ericson’s purpose evolved into a recreational lake with camping, fishing, no-wake boating, cabin rentals and year-round residents; and
WHEREAS, Lake Ericson was severely impacted by the 2010 floods; and
WHEREAS, The Ericson Lake Corporation has worked diligently to repair and restore Lake Ericson for full recreational use by the Lake Ericson community; and
WHEREAS, 2016 marks the 100th anniversary of Lake Ericson.
NOW THEREFORE, I, Pete Ricketts, Governor of the State of Nebraska, DO HEREBY PROCLAIM the 2nd day of July, 2016 as LAKE ERICSON DAY in Nebraska, and I do hereby urge all citizens to take due note of the observance.”

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