With the Fourth of July celebrations on Manchaug Pond comes the BOAT DECORATING CONTEST!
Manchaug Pond has a long history of boaters flying Old Glory, and blowing horns, trumpets and other noise makers in celebration as they “parade” around the lake! Let’s keep that tradition going with all boats both big and small, decorated or not, joining in the festivities.
For the Annual Boat Decorating Contest, please meet on Sunday, July 5th at 1:00 p.m. near Blueberry Island sandbar where the Judges’ Boat will begin reviewing all pre-registered entries. Vessels of all shapes and sizes are welcome to enter! Past competitors have decorated everything from a paddle boat and a kayak, to rowboats and jetskiis, to bowriders and pontoon boats. After the Judges’ Boat has had a good look at all the entries, we’ll do a slow cruise allowing full viewing of your artistically decorated entry and the crew’s acting ability and enthusiasm giving both the judges and all shoreline and roadside spectators a sight to remember! If you don’t want to be eligible for prizes, recognition, and most of all, bragging rights, you can skip the registration and simply join in the fun! Please hop in your boat and pull up as we go by or just cheer from the shore!
Register your entry by contacting us providing the Captain’s name, telephone #, boat make & model, and decorating theme. You’ll receive a confirmation email with your entry number which must be prominently displayed on both sides of your vessel, visible to the judges.
Awards and cash prizes will be given to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners at the August 15th Annual Meeting of the Members. Winning entries will be notified by phone and posted here on the website.
Visit our Pinterest Boards to view past entries and for contest and patriotic celebration ideas.
See a gallery of past Manchaug Pond July 4th celebrations on our Gallery page!
So register today and happy planning and decorating!!