Manchaug Pond Foundation July 4th Lighting of the Shoreline

got flares? Lighting of the Shoreline tonight at 8:30

Join us in lighting the Manchaug Pond shoreline  at 8:30 PM for Labor Day weekend! This remains the last big weekend on the lake as children go back to school and the summer vacation season comes to an end. Lighting of the Shoreline Area1 2014With flares, tiki torches, and campfires, light your water front showing solidarity with the Manchaug Pond Foundation.

This is a long-standing tradition begun over 40 years ago, setting the shoreline of Manchaug Pond aglow on the eves of July 4th and Labor Day.  The practice was suggested at the 1974 MPA Annual Meeting by member Professor Robert Nunnemacher who had seen it done on a lake in New York and loved the effect.  The MPA membership unanimously voted that day to bring the practice to Manchaug Pond where it has been a tradition ever since.

Flares can be purchased directly from the MPF at the August Annual Meeting, by contacting us for your Area Representative to deliver, or at your local campground store.   Price is 3 for $10 or $5 a piece.  All donating MPF Members and Friends received a complimentary flare for the July 4th lighting.  Join today!

Three cheers for MPF and Manchaug Pond!