Fundraising to buy Pebble Beach between Ephraim and Sister Bay is picking up momentum through local and federal fundraising. The 600-foot beach and 17-acres of adjoining land are being purchased for $2.5-million dollars. Sister Bay Village President Dave Lineau met with Wisconsin Department of Administration officials who informed him that local fundraising efforts will get a big boost in the form of a federal grant.
Lineau believes the Pebble Beach purchase will close well before the September 30th deadline. He also expects an additional grant to come from the Knowles-Nelson Stewardship Fund after the purchase. Those funds will go toward repaying the loan through the Village of Sister Bay.