Ramona Roller Rink has been a part of the Sister Lakes community since July 3rd, 1928. Over the past 90 years many patrons have graced Ramona and left their memories embedded on her floors. Residents and summertime visitors were in for a real treat (from 1928 to 1967) when a little of Chicago came to the small world dance pavilion. The first band to grace the floors of Ramona was the Iowa State University's Crack Band - George Jones' Nine Hawk Eyes. For the next 10 weeks they played every summer night 'til Labor Day. And, the crowds packed the dance floor. Throughout the decades, Many famous dance orchestras, throughout the midwest, left their mark of music on this small lake community. This included, the famous Wayne King and his famous Aragon Orchestra from the world famous Aragon Ballroom in Chicago, Illinois. By the 1960s, Ramona had adjusted to the current music genre. Ramona incorporated roller skating, along with dancing where local garage bands made their presence known. Soon, the dancing began to fade out. By the end of the late 1960s, Ramona became Ramona Roller Rink. We would like to keep Ramona Roller Rink, the oldest existing business in Sister Lakes, a vital part of the community. The current owners, Harold and Michele, have tried to keep the historic significance of Ramona Roller Rink for the past 15 years. Harold and Michele have not increased pricing, in order to attract everyone from the small lake community and the surrounding areas. With this in mind, Ramona Roller Rink, is hoping the local community is able to help with their dreams to restore some of the significant features, as well as upgrade the building into the current millennium.
Donations can be made through the GoFundMe page here, or you can drop off donations at the rink directly which is located on CR 690 in Sister Lakes(Dowagiac), MI. or you can mail donations to the mailing address, which is 55094 M51 N. Dowagiac, MI 49047. Please make checks out to Harold Schaus III. Thank you for all of the donations we have received so far!