Most notably, the couple purchased Bacon's Garage in 1999 and used the property to meet the town's need for a new ski hut after the original burned down at Ski Bowl Park. After working with local youth as well as other organizations to meet the needs of the community, Elise and Woody built Tannery Pond Community Center.
"We have been in small towns across the country that are very vibrant and we've been to small towns that time left behind," Elise said.
Johnsburg is one of the vibrant ones, according to her.
Passionate photographers, travelers and entrepreneurs, the Widlunds will now go down in Johnsburg history as part of the JHS Living History Project.