Kelly Lake’s Ruth Ann Bloom sent me the names of the 2020 4th of July Boat Parade winners! Shirley captured them on film…. I mean digitally (I wonder if the kids know what camera film is! Of course, I do!).
The “Theme” this year was “Heroes” (not super-heroes like Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman… you know, like nurses, etc.)! The default (if you don’t have a”Theme”) is “Patriotic”. But if you would like to do something clever (maybe you already have the costumes, etc.), I think, in my opinion, you should be allowed, but wouldn’t qualify for a trophy; in my opinion, it might encourage more people to join in the parade.
Next, in my opinion[!], was the great idea of starting the parade at 6 PM! You know, when you’re out on the lake boating, tubing, etc., you might not want to break-away from the fun and frolic! Starting at 6, generally everyone is back at the dock, perhaps grilling out or resting from all that fun and frolic! Also, the lake is safer and easier to navigate without the activity, with a floating flotilla following you! Yes, you guessed it!… that’s my opinion.
Speaking of the categories ( (i.e. Heroes and Patriotic), I and others think politicizing a Kelly Lake “social event” takes a lot of gumption; it, as always, frustrates me. No matter what I’m watching on TV, I have someone pushing their candidate!…their ideology. I DON’T NEED THAT HERE WHEN I SIMPLY WANT TO ENJOY RELAXING AND ENJOYING OUR LAKE COMMUNITY!
With that said, I will not post the photo of–what I consider–an attempt to politicize the KLAA’s Boat Parade with that entry on ILKL FB, nor on kellylake.net—I will list their name as 2nd Place Winner for their entry. They can post their second-place win on their personal FB. And, I will delete divisive or contentious comments regarding what already the ILKL Guidelines specifically state.
As that may be, thanks to the KLAA again for their dedication and efforts to the Kelly Lake Community; not only for the fun times, but also taking-on issues like water management–a primary focus on their continued agenda! And a special thanks to all the entries that make Kelly Lake one of fun-est lake communities!! ILKL!