Easter Brunch Next Sunday
The LPN’s annual Easter Brunch will be next Sunday, with reservations available every half hour from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. The annual LPN Easter egg hunt also will be held Easter Sunday at 10 a.m., adjacent to the conference center. This is open to all children, not just those attending the brunch.
Brunch offerings include fresh cinnamon and caramel rolls, assorted pastries, fresh fruit, assorted salads and an artisan cheese display. Egg dishes include a made-to-order omelet station, scrambled eggs, egg soufflé and Eggs Benedict. Meat offerings include house-cured salmon, thick-sliced applewood bacon, breakfast sausage, chef-carved roast beef and ham, and corned beef hash. Crepes, French toast, au gratin potatoes and baked mostaccioli round out the menu. Adults can visit the build-your-own Bloody Mary bar for an extra $7.
Final Fish Fry Friday
The final Fish Fry Friday in observance of Lent will take place this week. All-you-can-eat beer battered cod, prepared and served fresh from the kitchen, is available for both lunch and dinner. For lunch, the cod is served with coleslaw and fries at a cost of $9.95. For dinner, enjoy the all-you-can-eat cod with a dinner salad, roll, coleslaw and fries for $15.95.
Owners Asked to Pick Up Sports Memorabilia
Thanks to everyone who loaned sports items to cover the walls in the Links the past few years. A new look in the lounge means the sports memorabilia that had been on display there no longer is needed. Owners are asked to pick their items up by April 1, or let the LPN staff know they don't want it back. Friends of Lake Panorama is soliciting items for a silent auction and raffle, as part of its first annual "Fun-raiser" May 6 at the LPN. If you'd like to donate an item that was previously on display in the Links, or have other items to donate, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Friends is a 501(c)3 nonprofit charity, so donations are tax deductible.
Some familiar faces are in new positions at the LPN. Michael Kleinwolterink now is the Links manager. He started working at the LPN as a teenager in the cart barn, moved to the pro shop, and has been the first assistant pro there for many years. Kleinwolterink’s new duties include staff scheduling, beverage ordering, and helping with special events. At least for the next few months, he’ll also continue to help with golf packages and tournaments.
Replacing Kleinwolterink in the pro shop is Justin Smool, who also got started at the LPN by working in the cart barn. Smool played golf for Central College in Pella, before turning pro and playing mini-tours and state open tournaments for three years. He has worked in the LPN pro shop off and on, and last fall decided to enter the Iowa PGA Apprentice program. As first assistant pro, Smool will work with head pro Gary Babcock, helping with leagues, golf packages, tournaments and the LPN junior golf school.
Sarah Burkhardt, who was both an intern and then a part-time employee, is the LPN’s new event planner and a full-time employee. She will continue to work at the reception desk three days a week, while helping with events, marketing and communications.
Does Your Golf Game Need a Tune-Up?
If you want to make sure your golf swing is ready for prime time, consider a lesson or two or three from one of the LPN golf professionals. The driving range is open, and your pros are ready to help analyze and advise you on whatever aspect of your game needs help. Call the pro shop at 641-755-2024 to get scheduled with John Dinnebier, Gary Babcock or Justin Smool.