Evelyn Galster, left, pitches the idea of a film festival to the Green Lake City Council Monday. Listening are, from left, Ald. George King, Ald. Diana Galster-Kinas and Ald. Nancy Wells.
Evelyn Galster, left, pitches the idea of a film festival to the Green Lake City Council Monday. Listening are, from left, Ald. George King, Ald. Diana Galster-Kinas and Ald. Nancy Wells.

Green Lake already hosts a number of festivals, celebrating anything from music to the harvest.

But one fest that doesn’t exist yet is a celluloid celebration.

That could change as soon as next year.

Evelyn Galster presented the idea of a film festival to the Green Lake City Council during its meeting Monday.

The festival would be sponsored by Freeland, an organization founded by Galster’s brother, Steve.

Freeland is a counter-trafficking organization based in Bangkok, but whose headquarters in the United States is located in Town Square in downtown Green Lake.

“[T]heir focus is on human and animal trafficking, but they’ve also branched out. In Wisconsin, we like to work with things that are a little more relevant to Wisconsin, which includes the lake, farming, anything to do with the ecosystem,” Galster told the council.

Read more about the proposal, and other council news, in the May 11, 2017 edition of the Ripon Commonwealth Press.