June 16, 2017 09:06 AM
They are in their 20s, their 70s, they are business owners, grandmothers, and mothers - they are the 'Real Women of Namakagon' and they are joining forces once again to share their love of the Wisconsin 'north woods.'
“We are trying to bring attention to the north woods and we are doing it through, 'come to the north woods for the beauty, stay for the beauties,” said Brenda Fake, originator of the 'Real Women of Namakagon' calendar.
The calendar showcases 12 northern Wisconsin women all dolled up in the retro pin-up style.
“It's just fun because it gets the girls to do something that's out of their element. They get to be pampered for a day, get their hair and makeup, get all dressed up and get a photo shoot,” explained Mary Jung, the manager of this year's project.
Jung co-owns the Loon Saloon and was featured in the first 'Real Women of Namakagon' in 2013. Jung said she was hesitant at first, but had so much fun she knew they had to bring it back for another edition. Jung's daughter and local photographer, Meg Thue, is the one behind the images.
Fake says the calendar is a true community effort. This is the third edition of the calendar and 39 local women have been a part of the project.
“These women are always doing something for the community, giving back – so it's a chance to give them something and then proceeds go back to the community,” said Fake.
The calendars are $15.00 and can be purchased at the following businesses on and around Lake Namakagon:
Fake says thanks to sponsors, 100% of all calendar sales go back to the community through the Lakewood's Breast Cancer Walk, the Namakagon Trail Groomers, and the Cable Area Resources in Emergency.
To learn more about the 'Real Women of Namakagon' project, check out their Facebook Page.
Updated: June 16, 2017 09:06 AM
Created: June 16, 2017 07:31 AM
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