LPN Inn Gets Extensive Makeover

Two truckloads of furniture and appliances were delivered to the LPN Inn in mid-March as part of the updates made to the 27-room motel.

By Susan Thompson

The Lake Panorama National Inn, located on Karen Drive south of the LPN conference center, recently received $125,000 in upgrades. There are 27 rooms in the two-story motel, which was built in the mid-1980s by Irv Gerlich.

To raise money for other portions of the LPN operation, Gerlich later sold the individual motel rooms to private owners. There currently are 13 owners who sign individual annual contracts with the LPN, which in turn manages the motel room rentals. Owners receive payments twice a year for their portion of the rental proceeds.

Brokers International Iowa Open August 18-21

By Susan Thompson

Planning is underway for the 2016 Brokers International Iowa Open to be held at Lake Panorama National Golf Resort Aug. 18-21.

This is the seventh year Brokers International has been the lead sponsor for this tournament at the LPN. During this time, the tournament has hosted the top professionals and amateurs from Iowa, plus expanded to include top golfers from outside of Iowa. Again this year, there will be a $25,000 purse for the top professional.

Golf League Options Plentiful at Lake Panorama

By Susan Thompson

Both golf courses owned by the Lake Panorama Association opened for the season in early March. For 2016, there are eight league options available at the two courses.

At the 18-hole Lake Panorama National, men's leagues are on Wednesdays. An 18-hole noon league offers participants the opportunity to play from either the white or red tees. At 3 p.m., there is a nine-hole league available from both the red and white tees.

Friends of Lake Panorama "Fun-Raiser" is May 6

Friends of Lake Panorama is closing in on its goal of raising an additional $50,000 for a new playground at Sunset Beach. Donors are asked to help “Climb the Slide” so the playground can be built this summer.
The 1st annual Friends of Lake Panorama “Fun-raiser” will be held Friday, May 6, at the Lake Panorama National Conference Center. Planners have dubbed the event “The Beach Ball” since there will be live music and dancing, and money raised will be used to build a new playground at Sunset Beach. 
Friends of Lake Panorama needs to raise about $20,000 more to reach its $80,000 goal. If The Beach Ball raises more money than needed for the playground, proceeds will be used for other projects endorsed by the Friends board. 

Benefit Concert for Timber Creek Charities April 30

The duo of Chad Elliott and Anna Kospaska, known as The Pale Moons, will perform a benefit concert for Timber Creek Charities April 30 at Lake Panorama National.
By Susan Thompson
A concert to benefit Timber Creek Charities will be held Saturday, April 30, at the Lake Panorama National Conference Center. The concert will feature The Pale Moons, an Americana duo combining the rich vocals of Anna Kopaska with finger-picking guitar, harmonica and deep vocals from Chad Elliott.  
The idea for the benefit concert started last October when Cindy McCarty, a speech therapist and founder of Timber Creek Therapies, heard The Pale Moons perform in Des Moines.