“Welcome to beautiful Lake Lawrence. Not only do we offer wonderful fishing and water sports our community club offers a beautiful spot for weddings, anniversaries or any other group event… at an affordable price.”
“Once called the Edwards Pavilion, this beautiful rustic structure was erected in 1923, of hand-hewn logs from the Edwards homestead. This was an extension of Edwards Resort, a fishing and recreational getaway, here on Lake Lawrence. Many popular bands played here for Saturday night dances. People came as far away as Tacoma and Seattle in their Model T Fords and earlier in their horse and buggies. Frank and Jennie, with a few helpers, worked many long hours, running the resort and dances plus cooking and serving a Saturday midnight supper. During the winter months they chipped away at the thick ice on the lake and stored it in the icehouse (made of railroad ties and sawdust) to use as refrigeration for all year around. Children were welcome at the dances and babies were put to bed in the little stacked cages that were surrounded by wire for safety…
In 1973, the over 50-year-old resort closed, and the camping era ended. The resort property is now enjoyed by many private homeowners. The caf, playground, swimming area and the Edwards Pavilion became part of the Lake Lawrence Community Club. Although much remains the same, a few necessary improvements have been made since the dances in the 20s. This historical unique building holds many weddings and special occasions most weekends throughout the year.
Music, joy, laughter and tears have penetrated these walls for decades. The floors have endured many nights of dancing feet and wonderful memories still linger.”
Lake Lawrence Community Club
15735 Topaz Drive SE
Yelm, WA 98597
Telephone (360) 894-2281
Fax (360) 894-5567
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