2015 Independence Day Celebrations
Our annual celebration and fireworks display will actually take place on
Saturday, July 4th
This year's Boat Parade theme is
"Red, White, & Blue - An All-American Celebration!"
The WLCL Boat Parade will begin promptly at 2:15 pm at the bay near the marina. Prior registration is not needed for boats. Decorations can include anything relating to our theme, or anything patriotic... be creative! All boat teams that register at the tiki boat will receive a gift bag.
Come join in the fun!!! Click here to see last year's boats and prize winners.
GREAT PRIZES - donated by our local businesses - will be awarded to the top 5 boats. They will be awarded based on a combination of the Judges Boat scoring and "People's Choice" voting by lakeside residents. No prior registration is needed to vote, however you must watch the entire parade before voting.
Vote by calling 248-887-2734 (NO text messages or voicemails). Voting starts at 3:00 PM and closes at 4:00 PM. The telephone number for voting will also be shown from the Tiki Boat as the parade moves along shorelines.
Lighted Boat Parade
Now that there are many boats on the lake with special exterior lights installed, we're planning a Lighted Boat Parade on Friday night, July 3rd. Any boats that want to participate should meet in the area between the marina and Youth Island at 9:30 PM on Friday.
All boats with lights and lighted decorations - either permanent or temporary - are invited to participate. Several boats have already committed! Mike DeSantis is organizing the parade and can be reached at 248-933-2876 if you have any questions.
This year we are again encouraging everybody to get into the spirit of the weekend by also decorating and lighting your docks and waterfronts for the weekend - even if you don't participate in the boat parade! (Remember to plug any lights that you use near the water into a ground fault protected (GFCI) outlet.) We can all enjoy cruising around the lake and viewing the lights on Friday and Sunday nights as well.
To cap off the day, this year's spectacular WLCL Fireworks Display will begin at dark on Saturday. Fireworks will be launched from 2 barges located near the southern end of the lake.
This double-barge professional display is funded entirely from fund raising activities, and from your voluntary memberships and donations to the WLCL.
The Rain Date for the fireworks will be Sunday, July 5th.
Board of Directors
Current members of your WLCL Board of Directors will be flying YELLOW WLCL FLAGS on their boats again this summer. As you see them, shout out a "Thank You" for their many hours of volunteer service which make all of these summer activities on the lake happen.