During the morning and early afternoon, July 4th turned out to be somewhat of a bust – at least weather-wise. But that didn’t stop a decent contingency of 26 brave souls from turning out for the Kayak Rally. Congratulations to the winners: David O’Neil ($100), Jessica Smith ($50), Corrin Farmer ($25) and Angelika Nelson ($25). Thanks to the 40 lakefront property owners who put out orange flags and ran out between raindrops to give out tickets.

Although the boat parade was officially cancelled, five decorated boats ignored the rain and paraded around the lake on their own announcing their arrival with great fanfare. By mid-afternoon the rain had stopped and boaters wasted no time getting out on the lake to enjoy a rain-less afternoon.

Sadly the Ring of Fire was not as vibrant as usual, perhaps due to the weather. However, there was no shortage of spectacular fireworks displays around the lake lasting well into the night. Hoping everyone made the best of the Fourth of July and the rest of the holiday weekend.