ODNR’s decision to lower the lake to a hereto unseen ‘winter pool’ forced the Buckeye Lake Area Civic Association’s 30th Annual Tour of Homes off the lake and onto the sidewalk along the North Bank section of the dam. Seven North Bank homes were featured along with the Buckeye Lake Yacht Club. At left, Judi Cook’s log cabin came from Canada and was reassembled at Buckeye Lake in 1941. The design includes a turnbuckle system to address the expansion and contraction of the logs. Tour chair Trudy Craig said they hoped to sell 250 tickets, but fell slightly short at just over 200. Craig said generous sponsors helped offset the nearly 500 drop in attendance. Platinum sponsors were Buckeye Lake Region Chamber of Commerce, Coconis Furniture, Huntington, Kessler Outdoor Advertising and North Valley Bank. Gold sponsors were PetPlex Animal Hospital, Park National Bank, CME Credit Union, Affordable Portables, NAI Ohio Equities, Community Bank, Kali-Co-Court and Action Temp Services. Beacon photo by Charles Prince.