A familiar face from around Baileys Harbor will be taking over the community association’s coordinator position. Ellie Soderberg is transitioning into the role as she looks to follow in the footsteps of Brynn Swanson. Previously working in commercial real estate in Minneapolis, Soderberg has more recently served as a catering manager and a bartender for a pair of Baileys Harbor businesses. After a pandemic-riddled year, Soderberg is happy there are events to help plan for the community in 2021.
The Baileys Harbor Community Association will still shut down Highway 57 for its Fourth of July celebration this year, but not for a parade. It has opted for an afternoon-long block party complete with vintage cars, food trucks, and selfie stations before fireworks take over the night sky at dusk. Soderberg says other events like its farmers' market and concerts in the park are going on as planned.