WABENO - Workers are in the home stretch of a project to restore a northwoods landmark.
The Wabeno band shell was destroyed in a storm more than a year ago.
And back in January, another icon, Larry the Logroller was damaged in the same park.
With the repairs, Wabeno's town park may be on its way to recovery.
"Here we are, we are slowly rebuilding," said Larry Rummel, Wabeno Town Park Board.
Larry Rummel says he remembers it like it was yesterday.
"Winds came out of the south, which is unusual here, and took our band shell down to the ground," said Rummel.
High winds last May left the town's signature stage in splinters.
The band shell was built around 1940. Ray Ehlinger says he saw the damage and knew he had to help.
"It was another landmark gone. Everyone wanted it back the way it was," said Ray Ehlinger, Wabeno builder.
For the past two and a half months, the semi-retired builder from Wabeno has been hard at work. Ehlinger says volunteers have helped, but much of the work has been done by a smaller crew.
"Right now, just one. Rusty Oehler, he's been very dedicated. He's here almost every day with me," said Ehlinger.
The new $65,000 band shell will feature lights, a sound system and a cement stage. Town officials say insurance, donations and fundraising efforts will help cover the cost.
The band shell will join another iconic symbol in Wabeno's town park. Larry the Logroller has been repaired after being toppled by a tree in January.
"He's back, bigger and better than ever. I would say he looks better than he did when he was new," said Rummel.
With Larry standing tall, and work on the band shell almost finished, many people here say Wabeno's park will soon be complete.
"Wabeno is back. And we're coming back stronger. We're going to have a beautification project. We've got several groups that are interested in improving Wabeno's appearance, so get ready," said Rummel.
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