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Lighting of the Shoreline ~ Sunday, July 4th
July 4 @ 9:00 pm - 9:30 pmFree
Amidst the cookouts and campfires, fireworks, and flying Old Glory, 4th of July celebrations on Manchaug Pond include the annual Lighting of the Shoreline!
At 9:00 PM on July 4th, let’s light the shoreline and campsites with flares, tiki torches, lanterns, and/or campfires to wrap the lake in a festive glow. This Manchaug Pond tradition was first held on the lake in 1974 when suggested by a member at the Annual Meeting of the then Manchaug Pond Association. In addition to the July 4th celebration, the Lighting of the Shoreline takes place again on Labor Day weekend marking the end of the summer season.
So join in solidarity with the members of the Manchaug Pond Foundation. Flares can be purchased from a member of the Board of Directors at a cost of 3 for $10 or $5 a piece.
The Foundation will offer two different types of flares for the event: the traditional ORION 30 minute red emergency marine/road flare approved by the United States Coast Guard ($5 each) and an environmentally-safe, re-usable LIFE-GEAR LED flare (3 pack for $10). If you are using traditional flares, after burning please dispose of the remaining salt-like substance and wire stand in the trash as this could pose a contamination risk to water quality and safety.
Keep the holiday festive and safe! Order online to purchase. Local Delivery Only to your dock or campsite.