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!


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