Hoedown to Preserve the Henck Homestead

If you like BBQ and a good ol’ fashion Hoedown.. Then come up to Sky Forest this Sunday and help support the community and preserve the Henck Homestead.

Joseph Putnam Henck was born May 5, 1918, in Los Angeles, the eldest of four children of Joseph Henck and the former Mary Putnam, one of the first female vice principals in Los Angeles schools. Joseph was also the general contractor for Santas Village in the 1950’s. 

…a few bits of information about Putty and his family:

  • The Henck family were true pioneers to our mountains moving here in the early 1920’s.
  • They were responsible for building and managing Santa’s Village in Sky Forest.
  • Putty was a “Citizen of the Year of the Lake Arrowhead Communities Chamber.
  • His folks built the first school (there is one named after a Henck fam. member; Mary Putman Henck) & fire department
  • First family to run water and electricity to our mountains.
  • Our Lake Arrowhead Village Visitors Center is named in Putty’s honor

{The above info was found on Kat DeLong’s website}

Below you can see the flyer that has been put together:  The event is this Sunday from 4-7.

For more info you can visit their website at: http://www.rimoftheworldhistory.com/society.html



In RECENT NEWS:  Lou Eddie’s was just named one of YELPS top 100 places to eat in the US!  They made number 72! Here is the link to read more: http://officialblog.yelp.com/2015/01/yelps-top-100-places-to-eat-in-the-us-for-2015.html 

Have you seen the flashing PIZZA sign on Highway 18 and Kuffle Canyon? Well that is Lou Eddies Pizza and if you have not stopped in to try out this delicious new restaurant then I suggest you Stop, Drop and Pizza!

This February, 2014, marked the one year anniversary for Lou Eddies Pizza!


Ed Hillary and Louise York are the creators and masterminds behind this delicious pizza establishment.  After Eddie decided his life as a Chemist did not suit him, he started working in restaurants and never looked back.

It took Lou and Eddie 3 years to open their doors, but once they finally did, the line out the door to order Pizza has not stopped.  You might have noticed first off how small the seating area is, but do not let that stop you from ordering.  Lou Eddies does not have table service, so make sure that you order first and then grab a seat from one of their many locations they offer throughout the grounds.  There is seating in the main restaurant, if you grab a bar stool you can watch your pizza be hand made and cooked!  There is also a Saloon downstairs with ample seating or you can grab a picnic-table outside when the weather is not so frightful! 😉  There is of course “Take Out” so that you can just order in, pick up and take home!




One thing I love about Lou Eddies, besides the Deer Meadow Pizza (I add bacon) $14.50… Is the fun vintage style décor that they have going on.  They have these awesome lamp shades that are made out of olive buckets from Italy, the bar stools are the old stools from the Lake Arrowhead Yacht Club and the bar top is reclaimed bark beetle wood from Ponderosa Logs.


Lou Eddies is focusing on getting as many local vegetable and meats as they can.  Right now on special they have a Hot Rocket Pie, it is a Sriracha & Wild Arugula pizza that has fresh Herbs from Running Springs and Sriracha cured bacon jerky from Arrowhead Jerky Works.  I heard it is DY-NA-MITE!  Lou Eddies also offers soups and salads for those who want to skip the pizza.


New this year is the BREWERY!  YAY! We love beer, or well I do anyways! 😉  But for those of you who are craft beer lovers, Lou Eddies is brewing up some tasty beer in their Saloon!  The equipment arrived last week (May 29) and Eddie is ready to start brewing.  The beer will be up and running soon, so keep an eye out for the release!   Not only does Lou Eddies have a saloon but they also have a wide variety of craft beers on tap and in bottle.





Lou Eddies is Open 362 Days A Year, Located at 28561 Highway 18 in Skyforest, CA:

11:30 AM – 8:00 PM DAILY

Dine In or Take Out or Picnic in the Park!

For more info on Lou Eddies and to see their menu, visit their webiste at http://loueddiespizza.com/

{Stay tuned for a blog on Willow Woods Park that will be released nest week}

Pictures provided by yours truly, Michelle Calkins Realtor.