Midsummer Memories – A 2024 fundraising event for LVCC

Mark your calendars and hold the date!  Midsummer is back for 2024 and more details will follow in the months ahead.

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Lake Vermilion Cultural Center, 705 Main Street
Tower, MN 55790
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James Marttila – In Memoriam
James Marttila – In Memoriam

James Marttila – In Memoriam

James Marttila, PharmD (for Doctor of Pharmacy), was a Trustee of the Lake Vermilion Cultural Center for many years and held the offices of Treasurer and President. His organizational skills benefited us in many ways, and he will be greatly missed. He and his wife, Kathy Meyerle have participated in many of our events over the years and have been extremely generous patrons. We are touched that Kathy and family have chosen to have his memorials continue to benefit our organization and facility in Tower, MN.

Help us HEAT our building!  

Our October 17th concert will be the final program until next summer, unless we can raise enough funds to install an HVAC system. Your donations go a long way toward our end goal of providing year-long events in the Saint Mary’s building.  THANK YOU! 

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We realize that not everyone has access to Facebook, so we have made it a little easier for you to follow along with us!  View our Facebook posts right here on our website without an account.  If you want to share or comment, you will need a Facebook user profile.

Please consider making a pledge or major gift to the LVCC. We have managed to progress as far as we have with the wonderful support of people in the community, the IRRRB, and some major grants from individuals. We have several proposals extended to other corporations and foundations and ask you to seriously consider talking to us about adding to the funds we still need to raise, which total approximately $600,000.

Each year at the Midsummer Benefit (see below) a Silent and Live Auction are held. This year we are excited to announce some of the Live Auction items ahead of time so guests can make plans for their bidding strategy.

Our capital campaign estimates that if we get three units of $150,000 each, we have an excellent chance of qualifying for a $150,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. One or more of these units can be made up of
smaller gifts and fundraising efforts as we have done in the past.

We Depend on Your Donations to complete our remaining projects – use the form to donate online or mail your check to:
PO Box 659, Tower, MN 55790

To our Friends of the Lake Vermilion Cultural Center

Dear Supporters of the LVCC,

As I look at the donor list in our latest newsletter, I feel very grateful to our supporters for contributing to the LVCC, especially when our programming was interrupted during the worst months of COVID. We continue to move forward with new programming in 2023 which is exciting now that we can use St. Mary’s Hall as a venue. However, St. Mary’s Hall and the rest of the LVCC building is still not complete. We will continue to rely on your generosity as we raise funds to complete the building.

Your invitation and response to “A Southern Slavic Midsummer” is featured below. This is our biggest fundraiser of the year and we hope you can attend and bring friends and family. Another exciting silent and live auction are planned with unique items being offered.

If you cannot attend, please consider sending a donation and/or making a pledge for our continued growth. Thank you for your support of this great addition to our region!

Elaine McGillivray – LVCC Board Chair

About Us

Gifted to the LVCC by the Episcopal Church in Minnesota, we moved the grand old lady on November 1st, 2015, now known as St. Mary’s Hall (see video!), to her new home near the historic center of Tower near the harbor.

She is currently being restored and will be used for a wide variety of cultural and community activities.


Lake Vermilion Cultural Center
PO Box 659
Tower, MN 55790


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