(Neb.)-Hay Springs Resident Shares Love Of Hometown In Reader’s Digest
(HAY SPRINGS)-Reader’s Digest magazine recently asked residents around the country to share stories about what makes their hometowns and favorite places so special.
Local resident Jennifer Wohl’s story about Hay Springs has been included in the magazine’s summer issue as part of its annual feature on the Best of America.
So, what makes her town interesting?"Our town has an interesting 'thing' living in our lake," she says. "Legend says that a monster, 20 feet long, lurks in mossy WalgrenLake near Hay Springs. Near the turn of the century, it was reported by fishermen who used the lake for catching trout. It has never been photographed or caught, but as word spread it became a mascot for our town. Some say it's a large otter or muskrat. Others say it's imaginary. Only true believers know for sure," she continued. "If you camp at the lake this summer, you may see it hiding in the reeds, or swimming in the mossy undergrowth of the lake. Come...see for yourself."
Wohl submitted her story as part of Reader’s Digest’s “America’s Most Interesting Town” contest, which closed on May 31, 2012. Contest winners will be determined later this year and announced in early 2013.
Make sure to tune in to Tuesday's Community Focus program on Stereo AM 610 KCSR during the 4:00 p.m. hour as Jennifer Wohl visits with Chris Fankhauser and Andrew Lacy about her experience.
--Story courtesy of Reader’s Digest
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