2013-06-22 / Editorials & Letters

Let’s make the boat parade a ‘big deal’ again


Having been around the lake almost all of my life, I remember back to when the Fourth of July Buckeye Lake Boat Parade was a “big deal.” I am not alone, as many people I talk to make the same comments.

This year, the Buckeye Lake Area Civic Association is trying to re-ignite interest in the parade and bring out your creative side with a very broad theme: “Songs of America.” We are honored to have a Grand Marshal that exemplifies our theme and has been synonymous with both Buckeye Lake and music for as long as anyone can remember – Paul Clark.

What a great way for all the lake area businesses, private and Armed Services clubs, and homeowners groups to join with all the boaters and residents to show just how patriotic the Buckeye Lake area is and celebrate this great nation. Be sure to come out on the 4th and watch Paul Clark and friends rocking down the northern side of the lake on the Queen of the Lake, provided by the Greater Buckeye Lake Historical Society.

Join us, lining up at 10:30 a.m. near Lieb’s Island, with the National Anthem starting us off at 11 a.m. by Howard Everitt. We then make our way east to Capt’n Woody’s.

So, whether you are running for a political office, promoting your business, or just want to have some patriotic fun on the lake; come out and show everyone what American music means to you! Check out buckeyelakecivicassociation.org for more information.

Tony Spring, BLACA Vice President
Maple Bay

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