Manchaug Pond Foundation July 4th Lighting of the Shoreline

Manchaug Pond’s Lighting of the Shoreline – Sunday

Lighting of the Shoreline 2009 ~ photo by Heidi Schmidt

At Manchaug Pond? The Labor Day weekend Light the Shoreline with the Manchaug Pond Foundation this Sunday!

Join in solidarity with the Manchaug Pond Foundation in the Lighting of the Shoreline at 8:30 PM Labor Day weekend on Sunday evening September 3rd! 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, campfires,  solar lights, whatever!,  light your waterfront, campsite and home showing solidarity with the Manchaug Pond Foundation to make a spectacular and safe end of the season show.

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 another state and loving the effect. The MPA membership unanimously voted that day to bring the practice to Manchaug Pond where it has been a tradition ever since.

If you didn’t purchase your flares at the August Annual Meeting, order online , see a board member or contact us.   Both LED emergency and marine/road eco-friendly environmentally safe flares are available. Cost: Marine flares are $5. each and LED flares come in a pack of 3 for $10. After event, please dispose of the remains of the marine flare and stand in the trash and away from the lake.

All are welcome to participate and to join as a member of the Manchaug Pond Foundation support our work for Manchaug Pond

Manchaug Pond Foundation

Area 1 – July 4th Lighting of the Shoreline

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Manchaug Pond Foundation Inc. is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization of volunteers dedicated to the welfare and correct use of Manchaug Pond and its watershed. In advocacy, education and action, we work together on issues and needs including water quality, dam and waterlevel, watershed conservation,  priority habitat for endangered species, safe boating and public access.

Your contribution is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. Federal Tax ID # 32-0303891