Manchaug Pond Foundation

Preparing for the weekend? Put flares on your list!

Lighting_of_Shoreline2009HSJoin us in lighting the Manchaug Pond shoreline at 8:30 PM for Labor Day weekend on Sunday evening September 6th! This remains the last big weekend on the lake as children go back to school and the summer vacation season comes to an end.  With flares, tiki torches, and campfires, light your waterfront, campsite and home 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 after experiencing at 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.

Lighting of the Shoreline Area 1 2014

July 4, 2014 Lighting of the Shoreline. Area 1 at the northern end of the lake. Photo by Rich Charpentier

If you didn’t purchase your flares at the August Annual Meeting,  contact us for your Area Representative to deliver. Price is 3 for $10 or $5 a piece.  Earlier this season, all donating MPF Members and Friends received a complimentary flare for the July 4th lighting at the Spring Social.

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Three cheers for Manchaug Pond and the Manchaug Pond Foundation !