Catawba Cliffs celebrates 100th anniversary

Jul 7, 2021 | Around Ottawa County | 0 comments

It was 100 years ago when Josiah Harlow Bellows said that he developed the Catawba Cliffs as “a summer home park on the Lake, in a region of rugged beauty, rich in historic lore.” The Cliffs have changed over the years, but the master developer’s dream has held true.

On Sunday, about 100 residents joined together for Independence Day in a “Red, White and Blue Centennial Parade” to patriotically celebrate the Fourth of July, but also the development of the Catawba Cliffs Residential Park.

John Bolte, President of Catawba Cliffs Association, praised the turn out and complimented the committee of Judy Thompson, Jane Spriesterbach and Sis Bush for organizing the colorful event. Cheryl Martin served 100 red, white and blue cupcakes. Charles Holbrook, dressed up as Josiah Harlow Bellows, and his wife Kathie honored the Cliffs founding father by sharing some information with residents about the Cliffs’ design.

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