Living in Evans affords us with some really wonderful perks – especially if you love being in, on or even near the water! And if you happen to live in the Grandview Bay area, you may be aware that we have use of beach access lanes – seven of them, as a matter of fact – all precious gateways to our beautiful Lake Erie beaches! Summer in Evans means hitting the beach or water every chance you get – even if it’s just to sit and enjoy the beautiful sunsets over the lake!
What you may not be aware of is that in 2014, the Grandview Bay Community Association made a commitment to address the preservation and needs of the lanes. On June 6th, 2014, GVB board member Robin Kettering spearheaded a committee to take on this task. The first access lane that was addressed was the Central Avenue since it seemed the lane most in need of some TLC. By the summer of 2015, the Grandview Bay association had more than 3 lane clean ups, 15 treasurer reports, 25 email updates, 15 meetings, 3 professional estimates, 1 fund drive, 2 fundraisers, 15 volunteers at various times and work in progress and countless hours behind the scenes under its belt to accomplish the goal of installing the beautiful Central Avenue access stairs, which were completed on August 6, 2015, 14 months to the day of that first committee meeting.
The members of the Grandview Bay Community Association are now continuing to focus their attention on not only the upkeep of those access lanes, but also to assure that we continue to have that access to our beaches in years to come. This subject should be of concern to all of us, as public beach access lanes are apparently NOT a guaranteed right for the residents of our town, or any one else. And so in an effort too help with raising funds to help preserve our future right to use the access lanes to our beaches, GVBCA held the first Lane Preservation Fundraiser Spaghetti Dinner on Thursday, October 6, 2016. The dinner, held at the Grandview Golf Course Clubhouse at 444 Central Ave, Angola, served 140 dinners and was a great success! Folks had great food and drink, and had the opportunity to mingle and enjoy their neighbors’ company, and the association raised funds to help with the lane preservation cause to assure that we will continue to have beach access for a long time.
A big thank you to Robin, and all the ladies and gents who made the event a great success! Dinner was so delicious – and so were those AMAZING apple pies!!! Stay tuned to the Post for more info on upcoming events supporting our not only the maintenance and revitalization of our beach access lanes, but for fun holiday events as well!