Another popular tradition carries on as we gather on the Dock Sunday morning, Sept. 2nd. Sunday will be the season's closing program with the SLI President gaveling it officially closed. The Service is highlighted by three (3) resident speakers who will talk informally about their personal stories and family histories here at the Institute.
Our resident speakers will be Fred Schuknecht, Julie Hoffner, and Joanne Brocklehurst--each with long, rich family histories here at the Institute. Another highlight will be the responsive reading of the Walt and Jeanne Barger Litany (prayer of thanksgiving) about the Institute. Hymns relevant to the special day include "Lord, You Have Come to the Lakeshore," "Great is Thy Faithfulness," and "Blest Be the Tie that Binds."
The Closing Gavel will be struck following the Benediction, just prior to the "Hot Dog Fellowship," and will be done by the current and capable leader of the Institute, Bill Schaefer, who serves as its president. All persons around the Lake and surrounding communities are invited to be with us Sunday. Bring a lawn chair for comfort and in case there is a shortage of chairs.