July 4th Weekend Calls for Celebrations and Boat Decorating!

IMG_7170Are you ready for the big U.S.A.’s birthday celebration?

Manchaug Pond is the place where memories are made on this red, white and blue holiday: campfires and cookouts with family and friends; fireworks and flares with the Lighting of the Shoreline (Friday 9PM); 2 raffles drawings on the 4th with one at King’s Family Campground and the other at Lake Manchaug Camping; and boats out on the lake with flags flying high parading for all to see or decked out from stem to stern for judging in the Manchaug Pond Foundation’s Annual Boat Decorating Contest (Sunday 1PM)!

MPF Lighting the Shoreline

MPF Lighting the Shoreline at Old Hobrook’s Place Campground

The Foundation invites all to participate, keeping the festivities fun and safe!

For Friday night’s Lighting of the Shoreline on July 3rd at 9 PM, use your Tiki torches or our flares to put Manchaug Pond’s shoreline a glow in solidarity.  To purchase flares, drop us an email and we’ll get a Board member to deliver right to your door or campsite.  Members will receive a free flare* with membership, otherwise they came be purchased at $5. each or 3 for $10.  So join/donate today.

On July 4th,  two Campground Raffles will take place to benefit the lake we love, so be sure to get your ticket! Check out the website’s Events section for details and prizes.

While flags will be flying aBoat-Decorating-Contest-2011-First-Place-GCll weekend, be sure to get out on the water on Sunday to join other boaters as we parade around the lake in celebration of the 4th.

To register your boat for judging in the Annual Boat Decorating Contest, email the Captain’s name, vessel typeIMG_9540,  phone number, and decorating theme ASAP!  Awards and prize money will be given at the Annual Meeting on Saturday, August 22nd.
Need some ideas for decorating?  Well,  you’ve come to the right place, as creativity and spirit abound on Manchaug Pond! Check out the archives of blog posts with a search of our  boat decorating contests to view the many past entries.  Be sure to click on individual posts to see all the photos of vessels from pontoon boats and bowriders, to jetskis and row boats, to kayaks and pedal boats decorated in every conceivable theme from pirate ships, to Santa’s IMG_7121sleigh with reindeer, Fred Flinstone’s car,  the Red Sox’s Green Monster, a bubble bath with rubber duck, to Jaws, a beaver dam, and an eagle’s nest pedal boat, and much, much more!

So register you boat today, even if it is just a flag for decorations,  join the festivities, and plan to have a safe and happy 4th of July! IMG_7150






* Flares will be delivered locally as they cannot be mailed.