Recently a Clark Lake visual icon went missing, or so it seems. For the last ten years, the pineapple has been on display on Clark Lake’s north shore. For anyone driving around the lake by car or viewing the shoreline from the lake, it was hard to miss. Terry Cones Luedecking and her husband, Bob, acquired the pineapple as part of a fundraiser. “It was built specifically to be auctioned at Rosemary Beach, Florida, to raise for money for a children’s charity” Terry recounts. The couple purchased it there, and hired a flatbed truck/trailer to bring it back to Michigan. Not surprising because of its size, says Terry, “it was an ordeal!”
No doubt there has been curiosity about what’s inside. Terry reveals that there’s “a sandbox…and walls are painted to look like its underwater–the pineapple under the sea.” It’s a great playhouse for kids, and this is where Tom Petito steps into the picture. Tom says that he has been looking for something for “kids to enjoy” while their parents enjoy their time at the Artesian Wells Tavern. Today the pineapple is in storage, but it will eventually take its place on the patio of the Wells.
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