Eleanor and the late Wayne Fouks were previous owners of Deer's Bar for many years. Some yesteryear features included a fish contest, with trophy-sized fish on display taken from area lakes and fish fries once a week that packed Main Street. The well known whirling green balls in front were designed by Wayne and the parts were made locally up the street at Deer Park Machine Shop (today's High Quality Welding building) over 30 years ago.
Wayne was the most inventive, designing an airplane propeller driven air sled before the existence of snowmobiles - also built in Deer Park. Later on he was the first person in the area to own a snowmobile exploring the unseen winter countryside.