Wounded Hero Event

5th Annual Wounded Hero Fishing Event – August 14-17, 2016

Location: The Lodge at Leathem Smith, Sturgeon Bay, WI – on beautiful Lake MIchigan

Wounded Hero Excursions:
Salmon Fishing • Small Mouth Bass Fishing • Walleye Fishing

The Lodge at Leathem Smith will be hosting the 5th annual Wounded Hero Fishing Excursion August 14-17, 2016. Paul Meleen, owner/executive chef at The Lodge at Leathem Smith and a professional fisherman, is excited and honored to be organizing this event. Paul Meleen and many others are donating their time and talents to ensure a quality experience for all participants.

Approximately 60-70 wounded veterans who served in Vietnam, Afghanistan and Iraq are planning to attend. “These soldiers have given of themselves for our freedom. This event is a small way of showing appreciation for their sacrifices for America” said Meleen. “This is our way of saying thank you, offering them a fun filled 3 days of comradery, fishing, superb food and beverages that won’t cost them anything. This can only happen with the wonderful generosity and support we are getting from the many who hear about it and seize the chance to give back through their donations.”

Several local Charter Captains are giving up their time and talents for these days to take the participants fishing. The public is encouraged to attend and stop by to offer your sentiments to these worthy veterans. Please contact Paul or Holly Meleen at The Lodge at Leathem Smith 920-743-5555 with any help, support or donations.

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Enter for your chance to win this hand-made quilt

Sincere and grateful thank you to Karen Usoff, the kind soul who stitched this beautiful quilt. Made with 99% fabric purchased from Barndoor Quilt Shop in ‪‎Sturgeon Bay, it is to be raffled off to help defray the costs of the ‪‎Lodge at Leathem Smith’s 5th Annual Wounded Hero event in August. We are SO touched, Karen! Tickets will be available at the Lodge for $5 a ticket, or 5 for $20. Anyone is welcome to enter, and the winner needs not be present at the drawing which will be held the weekend of Aug 14 – 16. This beauty is on display in our lobby, so feel free to pop in and see it and buy one or several chances to win!

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