2013 Independence Day Celebrations
Saturday, June 29, 2013
Our theme this summer is "SUPER HEROS". Decorate your boat and your crew. Use your imagination and be creative. "Holy paddleboard", you can be "faster than a speeding bullet"... but remember "with great power comes great responsibility"!
Of course, members of our armed forces - past and present - are also our Super Heroes! Not to mention our great patriots and our founding fathers... Since it is our Independence Day Celebration, anything patriotic also is part of our celebration!
The WLCL Boat Parade will begin promptly at 2:15 pm at the Mitchell's Marina bay. Prior registration is not needed for boats. Decorations can include anything relating to our theme, or anything patriotic... be creative! All boat teams will receive a gift bag. Come join in the fun!!! Click here to see last year's boats and prize winners.
The Boat Parade will be led by Bill Maine in his historic 1954 Chris Craft Riviera. This boat has been on White Lake since 1966. We also plan to lead the parade with a boat celebrating our veterans. Any veterans who would like to ride on this boat are encouraged to call Richard Myers at 248.887.5212.
Prizes will be awarded for First Place, Second Place, and Third Place. 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.
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 dusk. 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.
Board of Directors
Members of your WLCL Board of Directors will be flying YELLOW WLCL FLAGS on their boats during the weekend. 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.