Johnsburg's Independence celebration set for Saturday July 6 at the North Creek Ski Bowl not only features a re-dedication of the Ski Bowl lodge to World War II P.O.W. Joe Minder at 3 p.m. but fireworks, children’s activities, food, crafts, and vendors. A town parade occurs at 11 a.m. down Main St. in North Creek.
continued The ceremony on July 6 to dedicate the North Creek Ski Bowl Lodge to Joe Minder is to include a proclamation from the state Senate in Minder’s honor. State Sen. Betty Little may be sending a representative from her office to participate in the occasion.
Johnsburg Supervisor Ron Vanselow said Monday that Joe Minder had made valuable contributions to the community as well as the nation.
“This dedication of the lodge is a fitting tribute to Joe,” he said.
North Creek community activist Bob Nessle, who instigated the effort to honor Minder, offered his thoughts Monday, recalling Minder’s courage and sacrifice for the U.S. — and how he was an outstanding member of the nation’s “Greatest Generation.”
“I think it’s a good idea to dedicate public buildings and spaces to people who made a difference in their community or a major sacrifice for our nation — and Joe is an outstanding example of both,” he said. “It’s just perfect to have the ski lodge named for him.”
Hazel Minder offered her thoughts Monday.
“I think this dedication is fantastic,” she said, noting that members of the Minder family would be attending the ceremony. “It’s a wonderful honor.”