Anderson’s Lodge navigating COVID-19 pandemic by thinking outside the box with Fall Market, new services, packages
Tim Brody - Editor
Anderson’s Lodge invited the community to their Fall Market on Oct. 3 to find out about new services they will be offering, enjoy a shore lunch or signature pulled pork sandwich, or perhaps to play a game of horseshoes, darts, or corn hole.
People were also invited to roast marshmallows over a fire and check out clothing and fishing tackle that were also for sale.
COVID protocols were enforced during the outdoor event, such as physical distancing and participants being asked to wear masks.
Meredith Culham, a manager at Anderson’s Lodge, explained, “We’re trying to wind down the season. We had some product left over, some inventory that we were hoping to move, so we thought this would be a great event to bring everybody here, have a last fish fry or pulled pork sandwich, and just try to make things fun for everybody.”
“We’ve got some new services we’re trying to advertise, the snowplowing service, the boat wrapping shrink wrap service as well. We’ve also got live bait, we’ve got some minnows for sale for the winter season as well,” she added.
Culham said the event was about providing something fun for the community as well as generating revenue for the business.
The lodge’s restaurant, Foxy’s, was open this season for take-out, closing for the season last week.
The business was
also able to operate
its gift shop.
“We started some different kinds of packages, so we had an overnight getaway package, which we will probably continue next year, so you get your accommodation, dinner, breakfast for two. We have day-trip packages if you want to take your family out fishing. We’ve also incorporated a new idea where you do a day-trip tour around the community and you get your shore lunch as well included. So those are just the start of some new ideas that we’re working on here,” Culham said, thanking everyone who dropped by the Fall Market for supporting the business.