What's SUP on the the 4th of July?

SUP is a common acronym that stands for Stand-Up Paddle Boarding. SUP is an outdoor water sport that uses both a board and paddle. 

And this year, the Shore Club is hosting a Stand-Up Paddle Board Poker Run! The race begins at the DINOSAUR located at Petitt Beach with a shotgun start promptly at 2:00 PM
All Paddle Board participants are welcome.

What is a Poker Run?  

The objective is for all participants (aka players) to collect cards to make up a five-card poker hand. In the end, the player with the best hand wins and will be awarded a coveted trophy!

Rules of Play

  • All players will meet at the starting point and leave simultaneously.
  • Players may visit any of the four stations in any order they choose.
  • Players will be given one randomly drawn playing card at each stop. 
  • Players must visit all individual stations to complete the game. 
  • The first THREE players to return to the starting (ending) point will receive one extra card to improve their chances at the best hand.
  • The player with the best five-card hand wins!
If you have a board, bring it! 
Have a Happy and Safe 4th of July!

Independence Day 2022 returns BIGGER than Ever!

We're heading into the 4th of July with a complete menu of our traditional Angle Lake community events; we've also added a Paddleboard Poker Run, and we are bringing back the Public Fireworks Display bigger than ever!

Please note some significant changes for this year:

  • The City will not be hosting music or other activities at the park this year. Vehicles will be restricted from using the parking lot, and the boat ramp will remain closed on July 4th. However, the Splash Pad and Park area will remain open to enjoy all day, including up to the end of the fireworks display.
  • The start times for several of our community events have changed. Please review the schedule below to verify start times. 
  • The Fireworks display will be produced from three different locations this year. It will require extra precautions to ensure everyone's safety. Once the barges begin to deploy, beginning at approximately 7 pm, everyone is required to stay out of the areas as indicated on the map below. We will have extra patrols located around the lake to help ensure that you adhere to these requirements. We also ask that you observe city law and refrain from using any personal fireworks. Your compliance is greatly appreciated. 

Firework Restricted Zones

Schedule of Events

A map of the event locations and times is available for download HERE.

9:00 am – Bud Jones Memorial Walk and Run Around the Lake

  • Compete against your neighbors for bragging rights, ribbons, and prizes! A trophy will be awarded for the fastest time to complete the course around the lake's perimeter. The race will begin at Post 35. Fitness Walk at 9:00; Competition Race at 9:30; Ribbons and Awards presentation complete by 10:30.

11:00 am - Angle Lake Manor Club Parade

  • At 10:30 am, parade participants are invited to gather at 33rd Ave S. and S. 194th St. to use the complimentary patriotic materials provided to decorate your trike, bike, scooter, wagon, dog, and even yourself before the parade starts!  
  • At 11:00 am, the parade will begin at the corner of 33rd Ave S & S. 194th St, turning right at S. 192nd St and then right on 39th Av and follow around to S 194th St and ending at the Manor Club Beach Lot for a group sing-along and complimentary ice cream treats. Yum!

12:00 pm – Dock / Beach Decoration Judging

  • Leverage your imagination and creativity to create the most impressive Independence Day display. Wow the socks off our judges to win a prize of a $100 Gift Certificate for First Place! $75; $50; $25 for 2nd, 3rd, and 4th place; and Beach towels awarded for 5th – 10th place, respectively.

2:00 pm – Paddleboard Poker Run

  • Gather on the shoreline next to the dinosaur skeleton at the Petitt Beach to partake in the Paddleboard Poker Run! Stop at the designated docks to receive a poker card to build up your hand. The best hands will be awarded a valuable prize.

3:00 pm – Swim and Boat Races

  • Okay, all you guppies, flounders, barracudas, sharks, and whales – show up in your swim attire and get ready to compete for ribbons and cash awards! Begin assembling by 2:45 on the shores of the Louvier Beach at Fire Post #46, or look for the banner displayed on the Northeast lakeshore.
  • Immediately following the swim races – the action will shift to boat racing. If it floats, then we'll let you race it! Show up in any kind of watercraft, and we'll find a category to put you in. Join in the fun and paddle, pedal, row, or sail your way to victory. Louvier Beach at post 46.

7:00 pm – Festive Boat Float

  • Consider leveraging your dock/beach decorations used in the dock contest to adorn your watercraft. Then, head on over to the EAT sign at Todd Beach to join a Patriotic Pontoon Boat Parade around Angle Lake! The convoy will circle the lake to greet neighbors in celebration! 

10:00 pm – The 4th of July Finale 

  • This year promises to deliver the largest, most impressive fireworks display ever over the waters of Angle Lake! The presentation will launch from three separate barge locations. It will feature numerous shells lifted to fill the sky in an artistic display for ultimate viewing pleasure. 
  • Please note that for safety reasons, the parking lot and public boat launch at Angle Lake Park will be closed all day on July 4th, and the fire permit requires the designated fallout zones to be cleared. Please refrain from firing any personal fireworks or entering these designated areas. 

Events of this size cannot be done without the help and cooperation of many people. A special and sincere thank you is given to each of the volunteers who have donated their time in helping to coordinate these events and to all our Shore Club and community members who have contributed financially - THANK YOU for your support. 

If you have not yet contributed this year, please send your donation to PO Box 69477, SeaTac, WA 98168. Suggested donation for waterfront properties is $150, less for those off the water. Thank You.

Have a Happy and Safe Independence Day!

Green City, Clean City, Is Our Dream City

For the first time ever, the Angle Lake Shore Club “Clean Sweep” effort will combine with the First Annual “Great SeaTac Scrub Down” event hosted by the City of SeaTac! 

With great pleasure, we announce that volunteer resources from the City of SeaTac and the Angle Lake Shore Club will join in a combined event bringing the community together to focus on cleaning all parts of our city. The effort will include removing trash from the street right of way, public shorelines, and graffiti removal.

Anyone who participates will be loaned safety materials and tools. However, the volunteers who PRE-REGISTER to participate in the event NO LATER THAN June 26th will be awarded a FREE custom-designed event branded T-Shirt in their preferred size and provided a choice of meat or plant-based lunchtime meal!

WHEN: SATURDAY, JULY 9TH
WHERE: MEET AT ANGLE LAKE PARK
SCHEDULE: 

  • 9:00 AM - Meet at Angle Lake Park to sign in, get safety materials (safety vests, litter pickers, garbage bags and/or graffiti removal tools) and enjoy the FREE coffee and donuts provided by the City Public Works Dept. 
  • 9:30 AM - Welcome speech and safety reminders.
  • 10:00 AM - Disperse in teams to different parts of the city to collect litter or remove graffiti. 
  • 12:00 Noon - Return back to Angle Lake Park for a Catered lunch by Kulan Halal Deli from the International Market
  • 1:00 PM – Live Music performed by local favorite The Triple Treat Band!
  • 2:30 PM - The Great SeaTac Scrub Down will conclude.

This could be a perfect family opportunity to create lifetime memories of giving back to your community and making lasting bonds with neighbors. 

Again, to ensure you receive a t-shirt in your size and reserve your meal, please pre-register as soon as possible by visiting the city’s website HERE.

Lily Pad Control Efforts

On April 21st, Northwest Aquatic Management, LLC announced plans for a 'Roundup ®' type chemical application to control the invasive lily pad population within targeted areas of Angle Lake. 

All homes and businesses within one-quarter mile of the planned treatment areas were sent a letter outlining the Noxious Aquatic Weed Treatment program and inviting comments to be sent to the Department of Ecology within 30 days of notice.

Several residents had contacted the city and the Shore Club to voice concern over using chemicals for lily pad control. They urged other environmentally friendly methods to be considered for eradicating these plants. The NAWT plan was brought forward as new business in front of the Angle Lake Shore Club board. Discussion ensued, and a motion passed unanimously, objecting to the plan as presented. A letter from the panel was compiled and sent to the Washington State Department of Ecology stating the Shore Club's objection to the use of chemicals for weed control on Angle Lake. Additional copies of the letter were also sent to Northwest Aquatic Management and the City of SeaTac Parks.

New Plan

On May 13th, Shore Club received an email from a City of SeaTac Parks representative acknowledging our objection to using chemical control for vegetation on Angle Lake. An attachment letter was included summarizing a new plan for manually removing the fragrant water lily and stated the effort would be limited only to the frontage of the Angle Lake Trial. The email then expressed hope that this new plan would be more acceptable to the shore club members. 

Any additional comments or concerns may be directed to SeaTac Parks Projects and Operations Manager Michael Fitzpatrick at (206.973.4671) and shared with the Angle Lake Shore Club Board at anglelakesc@gmail.com.

Update

On June 16th, Shore Club received the following Letter of Confirmation from the Washington State Department of Ecology verifying that a permit will not be issued at this time.  

The One That Didn't Get Away!

The Return of the Angle Lake Shore Club Fishing Derby

The Shore Club continues to return our activities to in-person events. On May 15th, the Todd and the Langenbach residences on the northwest leg of the lake became the site for our ever-popular annual Fishing Derby, Community Barbeque, and Raffle Drawing for 2022. 

Even though the rain was relentless and would not let up, it was terrific to witness the crowd gathered were as happy to meet new neighbors and greet familiar ones as they were as anxious to win some fabulous prizes in our raffle contest! 

Bruce Bryant attempts to enter this
'Filet of Sole' into the oddest fish category!

Overall there were 19 fish brought in for measuring, not including the many that got away! And I'm happy to report several were released alive back into the lake after recording. Actually, it appeared that Richard and Robin Farmer kept bringing in and releasing the same fish several times! After a while, we teased that we would tag the fish to make sure it wasn't the same one being returning for measurement. 

Our 'resident expert' Richard Rock surprisingly came up empty this year; however, our 'consistent Chow' Murphy took first place for longest fish, bringing in the 17 3/4" Rainbow Trout for measuring. With that, she netted the $122 top prize. Young Mr. Carroll brought in the only Perch among all other Trout, awarding him the prize for most odd fish.

As a result of many of the fishing categories going unawarded this year, we shifted the unclaimed remaining prizes over to the raffle table for inclusion in the drawing. Pam and Dave Yoruzu stand out from the many winners as their luck helped them pull in several prizes each. However, the top raffle prize of an electric bicycle went to Katherine Evans-Race. 

Overall, even considering the merciless drenching, this year's Derby was a welcomed opportunity to finally get back together and get acquainted/reacquainted with our neighbors. Event photos captured by our club photographer, Tani Rae Standridge, are available to view through this LINK

Check back regularly as more photos, including a special video, are expected to be added in the near future.