July 4th - Freedom from Rona Restrictions!

As the Corona virus restrictions lift, we hope you’ll join us in our salute to America’s Independence Day by participating in one or all of our returning annual 4th of July activities. While the list of events is somewhat abbreviated this year as we recover from pandemic conditions, the choices are still plenty. 

The lineup of events is as follows:

9:00 am – Bud Jones Memorial Walk and Run Around the Lake (UPDATE)
Join with neighbors in a fun walk or compete for bragging rights and prizes. Trophy will be awarded to the first runner to complete the course around the perimeter of the lake.   Race will begin at Post 35.  Pre-registration begins at 8:30am; Fun Walk at 9:00; Run Race at 9:30 – finish by 10:00.

1:00 pm – Dock / Beach Decoration Judging
Get those creative juices flowing to come up with the most impressive Independence Day display.  Wow the socks off our judges to win a prize of $100 Gift Certificate for First Place!  $75; $50; $25; or Beach towel for 2nd  – 10th place respectively.

2:00 pm – Paddle Board Race
Got a Board? Let’s Race! The race will start and end at the Giant Inflated Pink Flamingo. The fastest paddler to return after having gotten lei’d at the three designated waypoints will be awarded a prize!  

4:00 pm – Swim 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 3:45 on the shores of the Louvier’s Beach at Fire Post #46 or look for the banner displayed on the Northeast lakeshore.

4:30 pm – Boat Races (aprox.)
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 water craft 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’s Beach at Post #46.

7:30 pm – Pontoon Boat Parade 
We encourage all owners to consider decorating their vessel and joining us in a pontoon boat parade. Open to all round-bottom, flat-bottom, multi-chine, and pontoon hull style boats. Meet up at the big EAT sign at post #78 for the start of the parade around the lake.

10:10 pm – Ring of Fire 
Continuing the long standing tradition that Russ Austin spearheaded each year. Road flares will be delivered to each waterfront residence. All recipients are ask to wait until precisely 10:10 pm to ignite their flare in unison to form a Ring of Fire around the lake. 

Acknowledgement: 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 members who have donated financially - Thank you for your support and contributions.

Have a Safe and Happy Independence Day!


Take Our Tasty Tapas Float-Around Survey

The survey includes just five questions and will take less than a minute to complete. Access the survey on any internet connected device via this link:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/F3PDN8C

As the COVID pandemic restrictions begin to lift, we're looking forward to a return to our annual Shore Club hosted events. Understanding our members may still have some reservation about joining large events, whereas others we find are eager to dive right in. To help decide when is the right time to return to normal operations, we are requesting your help to identify if there is sufficient interest in supporting a return of Tasty Tapas Float-Around on Saturday, August 14th this year.  

Your responses to the survey questions will provide organizers with an indication of participation level interest when determining if holding the Tapas is possible for this year.

Please don't delay, the survey will close by July 7th.

What is Tasty Tapas Float-Around?
If you're new to our community, you'll find this event presents an evening of sun, fun, food, and a great opportunity to meet with neighbors and make new friends. Limited to ALSC members and invited guests, 21 years of age and over.

Participants are assigned to a group which is assigned to start at one of four dining stations set up on the lake for guests to visit by way of a boat. Each of the four locations will present a separate themed selection of appetizers and matching beverages to tickle your taste buds. At preset intervals throughout the evening, groups will receive a signal to depart for their next scheduled station. This continues until all four stations have been visited. But be sure to pace yourself and save room for the grand finale dessert station as this fifth stop is where all group participants come together to mingle while enjoying a bonfire, dessert and coffee.

A Fleet Captain is assigned to the group, however all are encouraged to take their own boat around the course (No drinking and conning, please!) For those who do not have a boat, organizers can help get you a reserved spot onboard one of the boats in your group. The Fleet Captain chooses the Group Theme and all participants are encouraged to come in costume. 

Pictures from prior year events may be viewed through these links: 
2019 ; 2018 ; 2017 ; 2016 ; 2015 ; 2014 ; 20132010

SeaTac Art Attack is Back!

That’s right, the SeaTac Art Attack is Back. I just know you kept thinking about creating something all last summer, didn't you? Well stop thinking about it and start making something, now! With a little effort you may become just as famous as these folks, provided your entry wins the competition this year.

Last summer, the City of SeaTac collaborated with local non-profit VibeHunters to sponsor a yard art contest. This event turned out to be so popular they’re bringing it back for a second round this summer. 

The goal of this fun summer event is to encourage people and families to work together and create semi-permanent art that can be enjoyed throughout the community. The rules are pretty lax, however the artwork must be visible from the street. Yard art submissions will be added to the public map that is created at the conclusion of the event.  

For more information, refer to the VibeHunters project page, or write to arts@seatacwa.gov or call 206.973.4682. Otherwise when you are ready to enter, access the registration form HERE. But act quick, as registration will remain open only until the end of August. After that, well you'll be left only to be thinking about it again all through winter and into the spring of next year. 

Good Luck! Have Fun!