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Land O' Lakes Area Artisans dedicate remodeled classroom to community memberSubmitted: 05/23/2015

LAND O' LAKES - The Land O Lakes Area Artisans (LOLA) Center went through some remodeling for its classroom.

After a few months, the classroom is finally finished, and it's being dedicated to a woman who left a big impact on the community.

Friends and family got together to remember Sandra Brown, who shared her love of art with the Land O Lakes community. She passed away in 2010.

Sandra gave her time and skills to areas that didn't have art programs, and they found a way to show their appreciation.

"The space has been enlarged greatly," said LOLA President Lynn Richie. "It was a coffee shop originally. And it's being dedicated to Sandra Hardy Brown, who was instrumental in bringing us money through a memorial fund when she passed away, and it helped kick start our art classes."

Classes from painting to cooking are offered to kids and adults. Up to 300 people have taken classes at the center in the past, and Sandra's daughter thinks her mom would be proud.

"When my sister and I walked in today and saw it for the first time, I think the thing that we said first was 'Mom would love it,'" said Sandra's daughter Beth Brown Anderson. "Mom would really have loved it."

For more information on the many classes offered at the LOLA Center for the Arts, you can call 715-547-3950 or visit its website at lolaartswi.com.

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Story By: Mary O'Connell

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