Balsam Lake Homeowners Association Newsletter
Email Blast for June 4th, 2020

Message from the Balsam Lake
Chamber of Commerce

Message from the Balsam Lake Homeowners Association

Bad News / Good News : As many of you have heard, due to Covid-19, the Village of Balsam Lake has made the decision to follow the lead of the State of Wisconsin and many other towns to cancel Balsam Lake’s Fourth of July activities.  This will include Freedom Festival, as well as the Fireworks.  This is extremely disappointing news and wasn’t an easy decision to make.

The Good News : the Balsam Lake Homeowners’ Association will continue to host the Boat Parade.  With this being one of the few sponsored activities this season, we are counting on you to help us make it the BEST Boat Parade. Start planning for the Boat Parade today.  Additional details to follow.  Stay Tuned.

BLHA Boat Parade - Saturday July 4th - 3 pm. Stating at the narrows coming out of East Balsam.

Please stay Safe and Healthy!

Taste of Glenna Farms

Saturday, June 13, 2020 | 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Enjoy a free taste of Wisconsin! Taste local spirits (wine & hard seltzer) and sample gourmet food. Plus, in-store specials!

Located at Hwy 8 & 120th St | Questions: 715.268.4702 or

Balsam Lake Farmers Market

Every Friday from 3 - 5 pm. Parking lot of Our Lady of the Lakes Catholic Church. 

Come on out and support local farmers, artisans, entrepreneurs. Shop for fresh veggies, honey, maple syrup, annual and perennial flowers, jams, jellies, fresh eggs, shitake and oyster mushrooms. 

Anyone who makes or grow something locally is encouraged to participate. Contact Esther Nelson at 715-268-8223 for more information  

With most local festivals cancelled this summer. The Balsam Lake Farmers market will be bigger and better than ever!  

Balsam Lake Area Business Update

Before you charge off to your favorite restaurant, bar, bakery, or coffee shop...KEEP IN MIND, these small business owners have not experienced anything like this before and with the immediate drop of the Stay at Home order, it has left many of them unprepared to handle the masses. 

When their orders of supplies arrive, many items won't be available because of supplier shortages from manufacturers. This will continue all summer. Many items on menus may not be available and some items might cost more. There has been a price increase across the board for eggs, beef, pork and seafood. 

More than anything, be patient. These businesses have had a rough last few months and are doing their best to survive. It has been a stressful time for small business owners. I know all these business owners APPRECIATE YOUR SUPPORT, so please extend them your support for the weeks and months to come. 

More than anything, please continue to do your best to practice social distancing and consider wearing a mask to protect their workers from you. As people come to Balsam Lake from other states, please minimize your contact with people from Polk County which still only has 9 confirmed cases of Covid-19. 

The Balsam Lake Clean Boats / Clean Water Crew is recruiting new Team Members for the 2020 season

Part-time and Full-time roles available.

To learn more, please call Terry Morton – 715.220.4773

Balsam Arts on Main Street

Balsam Arts, 314 Main Street in Balsam Lake, invites you to see the amazing artwork of Jimmy Reagan. Due to Covid 19, the exhibit was delayed.  Now they found a way to open the gallery on a limited basis and hope you have a chance to see the world through Jimmy’s eyes. It's easy to love his art and his story.

Call the gallery at 612-940-3534 and they’ll meet you at the door. Masks are required and will be provided if you don’t have one.

 A sample painting of Jimmy Reagan Below

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   Useful Links


BLHA Boat Parade Photos - See photos of all the participants at


Check out our neighbors to the north on Bone Lake


Sign up the the Wisconsin DNR weekly eblast  

Buy or Sell on the Facebook Polk County Garage Sale


Balsam Lake Library


Village of Balsam Lake


Balsam Lake Chamber of Commerce


Polk County


Polk County Tourism


BLHA Facebook Page


It’s Easy to Recycle Balsam Lake

- Balsam Lake Hwy. 46 by the Government Center, any day, 24/7. Across from Hardware Hank

- Georgetown Town Hall Second and fourth Fridays and Saturdays of each month, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Questions? Call 715-483-1088.

-St. Croix Falls Hwy. 8 across from Menards, any weekday.


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BLHA  P.O. Box 8   Balsam Lake, WI  54810. United States