Honoring a July 4th Tradition

A Tribute to Russ Austin

Angle Lake recently lost a long-time resident, former Shore Club President, and friend to many on the lake. Russ Austin enjoyed life to the fullest and loved the Angle Lake family where he lived with his wife (Patti) and their sons for the last 35 years. Family and community were a priority in Russ’s life and Angle Lake celebrations, including the 4th of July, were some of his favorites. He always looked forward to helping set the mood for the Fourth of July fireworks by placing flares on and around the lake, a tradition his family will be continuing this year in his honor. Russ will always be loved and will always be missed.  
In memory of Russ Austin, the Shore Club will help to continue supporting the Angle Lake July 4th flare tradition that he so loved. Flares will be left on your dock or dropped at your beach. We ask that you participate by igniting your flare at precisely 10:10 pm on the evening of July 4th and enjoy with your family the display of unity in honoring a tradition he loved so much.


Please note that due to the persistent threat of the Corona Virus and the Governor’s orders aimed at prohibiting any large social gatherings, all of our other long time cherished Independence Day traditions have been canceled. 

This includes cancelation of the Manor Club Kiddies’ Parade; Bud Jones Run/Walk 5K ‘Round the Lake Race; Organized Dock Decorating Competition; and support for the large Fireworks Display over Angle Lake. We recognize and acknowledge that this is certainly disappointing news for many, however, safety for our members and our community is always our first and foremost priority. Please stay safe by observing our current laws regarding social distancing and the prohibition of discharging personal fireworks within SeaTac City Limits.

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