Picture This, If You Will...

Imagine a warm summer evening in August where no less than 120 costumed neighbors and guests board a fleet of pontoon boats destined for one of four locations on a lake. Their objective? To sample light hors d' oeuvres and imbibe in paired libations. 

Now imagine this scene repeating three times over! After which, all converge onto a final destination where desserts, snacks, Jell-O shots, and additional refreshments are served, and effortless conversation flows as the sunshine begins to wain at the end of the evening.  

Hard to picture? Fret not, as we have images to share depicting such an event! 
Click HERE to view photos captured from that evening. 

Next year, Tapas will be returning to the East / West leg of the lake. Three homes have already committed to playing host next year. Therefore we're seeking one more tapa and one dessert station to be ahead of schedule. Please get in touch with Jill Carroll when you're willing to commit! 

A Night Out Together - Aug 11th

Bill & Lisa Edwards invite the Angle Lake Manor Community and Shore Club Members to join with others at their dock/beach area to enjoy live music from the water's edge. Local artist Steve Olson will perform live from the dock and broadcast his music over the water for all to enjoy. Olson has played here twice in the past with great reviews from the neighborhood. 

Thursday, August 11th
5:30 pm until 8:00 pm
3321 S 194th Street

The theme for the evening is "United We Stand Together for the Future" of America and our communities. Similar to National Night Out Against Crime, the intent is to gather together on a nice summer day, enjoy some favorite classic tunes, and support our democracy. This is not just a Republican or Democrat or Individual rally; it's about bringing us all together for the community's good. 

We hope you'll consider swimming up, paddling up, boating up, or walking up for an uplifting summer evening on the water with music and neighbors hanging out and finding our common ground. 

Donations are encouraged. 

2022 Fireworks Wrap Up

I hope you were among the fortunate who witnessed THE most extensive and spectacular firework show ever produced over the water of Angle Lake!

Many may be under the impression that the City of SeaTac is responsible for producing the annual fireworks display over Angle Lake and that is not accurate. It is a fact that the City is a significant financial contributor, along with donations made by the Angle Lake Shore Club Members funding the display. And the City is responsible for managing the inked contract with Halo Fireworks, the pyrotechnical vendor. 

However, the bulk of the event's designing, planning, staging, execution, and dismantling is performed mainly by the vendor and with support by a few essential volunteer resources from the Angle Lake Shore Club. I feel it is now time to reveal and recognize the individuals who were instrumental in pulling off a show of this magnitude in 2022!

For years the fireworks display had been managed under the supervision of the Angle Lake Shore Club's immediate past President, Lonnie Goulet. Some have had an idea about the tremendous work, energy, and stressful situations Lonnie endured year over year in pulling together the annual show. It is not until you step into that role that you realize what a fantastic effort it takes to produce a quality show. This year I had the opportunity to experience this firsthand!

First, I'd like to recognize the expertise Launce Goulet has gained from all the prior years' efforts. Second I wish to express my appreciation and thank Lonnie for being available to me as a mentor and consultant by continuing to provide guidance this year. And thirdly, I'd like to give recognition and voice my appreciation for the individuals who contributed to making this year's 'Three Ring' show such a huge success!!!

An idea was born; Designs were created; Plans were developed and executed. 

During the initial prospect contract interviews with Halo Fireworks, representative John Miller revealed that their outfit was among the few in the region capable of firing shells remotely via wireless technology. This meant there would be no need for a 'Boom Shack' and personnel to be located on the barge itself, reducing the launch platform's overall space requirement from 1,400 square feet to less than 600 feet total! Requiring only 3 of the total seven Shore Club barges available. Both shows produced in 2018 and 2019 were huge successes! 

Acknowledgment for the underutilization of the remaining barges no longer needed to produce our standard 18-minute show became the genesis for further discussion about how we could celebrate the City's 30th Anniversary the following year in a very big way. A concept was drafted that included  deployment of two additional barges to result in a show fired from three independent locations over the lake. As we know, the Corona Virus Pandemic would prevent any celebration during the 2020 and 2021 seasons. 

At the beginning of 2022, it appeared that the Governor mandated Covid restrictions were easing up. The same question repeatedly surfaced from the general resident population around the lake, "Will there be a fireworks show this year?" Halo confirmed that they had the personnel, product, and capacity to produce a show of increased magnitude this year. Initially, the City was reluctant but eventually agreed with the concept. I'd like to thank John Miller and Halo Fireworks for hanging in there during the negotiation period with City Parks. I recognize that other municipalities were courting your services - but thank you for remaining loyal to us.

Next, hold harmless agreements were generated between Halo, ALSC and the Angle Lake Mobile Home Park for the authorized use of the mobile home vacant property as our fireworks staging area.  

And without the following volunteers, this show would not have been possible, let alone its tremendous success! Thank you to Bruce Goulet, who performed additional alterations required for the barge anchoring system and who led the Barge Team of volunteer resources. It was incredible to witness this master pilot navigating up to 6 barges together at a time (1,200 sq ft of mass!) and skillfully docking it with precision! And Larry Pistol, who led our Anchoring Team. He helped ensure we remained compliant with the Fire Permit rules and regulations by situation and securing the barges to the specifically required GPS coordinates prescribed within the safety fallout zones.

Finally, I wish to thank the shore club members and the additional residents around Angle Lake who contributed the recommended dollar amount (and the several who donated more!) and to the Citizens of SeaTac, whose financial support made up the balance of the costs of the display and provided the Policing Services and Parks Maintenance.

It is incredible witnessing what can be accomplished when we come together to focus on common goals and achieve successful results that bring about "Unity in the Community"! 

It is with enormous appreciation and gratitude that I express a sincere Thank You for all who helped, 
Fuzz Hill. 

Take Care In What You Wish!

"I made a wish that I was to be happy. Now I live in a cottage with six other dwarfs and work in a mine."

Have you noticed a curious object floating about in Angle Lake recently? Several inquiries had been received here at Blog Central, so we decided to set forth in search of answers about this spectacle. 

Our first turn was toward our resident art enthusiast Jim Todd to see if he had any intel about the object. Jackpot! It seemed Jim had the answers. In his quick reply, he stated, "If one got close enough to it, you'd find it to be the Angle Lake Wishing Well (with any proceeds collected will be given to local charities)."

Jim confirmed that he is responsible for managing this installation by sharing, "It's going to wherever the wind blows. It has a 20' anchor line, so it shouldn't get too close to anybody's beach. I will venture out every couple of days to see if it needs repositioning." 

When asked about the intended purpose of the installation, in addition to raising funds to give to charity, Jim commented, "I also hope my wishing well gives some folks a little smile. Smiles are good."

Tapas Returns for a 13th time!

Tasty Tapas – Saturday, August 6th. 

If you have not yet signed up for the Tasty Tapas Float Around, our late summer main lakeside event, you must act now to reserve a spot. Otherwise, you may miss the boat as seats fill quickly! The fun starts at 4 PM SHARP and runs until 8:00 PM. Open to ALSC Members Only and their invited guests. The cost is $30 per person.

To access a copy of the flyer with the Order Form, CLICK HERE

In years prior, Tapas had been visited by Gilligan and his fellow castaways; Cleopatra returned from the dead to join us with her minions; a group of gondoliers gathered to give out goodies to arriving guests, and even a Tropical Island populated with Pacific Islanders floated onto the scene – one can only imagine who, or what, might show up this year!

Tasty Tapas has proven to be an evening full of fun, food, and an excellent opportunity to meet with neighbors and make new friends. Participants will be assigned to start at one of four dining stations set up around the lake for guests to visit only by boat. Each of the four locations will present a themed selection of appetizers and liquid libations to tickle your taste buds. Throughout the evening, at set intervals, groups will receive a signal to depart for another station until all four stations have been visited. Be sure to pace yourself and save room for the grand finale fifth station, where all participants will come together to enjoy a bonfire, nibble on desserts, and mingle with a cup of coffee.

You are encouraged to take your boat around the course (No drinking and driving, please!) For those who do not have a boat, cannot find a ride, or require assistance, there will be pontoon boats acting as taxis to ferry tasters from station to station. If you need a pickup, please contact Jill Carroll at (206) 679-6705.

PLEASE NOTE: Recognizing that the ALSC, a non-profit neighborhood based organization run solely on a volunteer basis, will do its best to ensure a safe experience. It is important to understand that participation by any member(s) or non-member(s) in any activities sponsored by the ALSC is done so at the participants own risk.