By Eileen Persike
The community celebrated with Tri-County Council on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Saturday October 3 with a ribbon cutting and dedication of Lily’s House.
The new shelter on Country Drive just outside of Rhinelander, is named after 93-year old Lily Kongslien who was a shelter volunteer from 1988-2012. Kongslien was on hand to assist with the ribbon cutting and greeted visitors and well-wishers.
For the first time, the shelter and Tri-County offices will be located on the same property. Lily’s House has six bedrooms, some spacious enough to accommodate families staying at the shelter, two full bathrooms and a couple of half baths, laundry facilities, a family friendly kitchen, shared living areas and quiet spaces and a fenced in back yard. Community members and groups “adopted” and furnished the rooms in Lily’s House.
Check out the October 11 issue of the Star Journal for a complete story on the opening of the new shelter.