Joe Plut, retired Central Lakes College English and humanities instructor, has a room named for him at Prairie Bay Restaurant, Baxter. The porch area has been remodeled into the Joe Plut Reading Room, decorated with books and paintings. The Joe Plut Reading Room grand opening is Wednesday, Nov. 16 at Prairie Bay. Joe will sign copies of his book, "Conversations with Jon Hassler," from 6 to 9 p.m., with a half-hour program from 7 to 7:30. The restaurant and bar will be open. Light hors d'oeuvres will be served. Guests may make reservations for dinner, mentioning the reservation in conjunction with the "grand opening." The banquet room will be open for those not attending the Reading Room celebration. A drawing for a copy of Jon Hassler's hardbound 1987 novel, "Grand Opening," will be at 9 p.m.
Photo by Steve Kohls, Brainerd Dispatch