WHO: Anyone who loves to fish!
WHAT: 2 person teams fishing for bluegill
WHERE: Weigh in at 46532 86th Ave, Decatur
WHEN: Sunday, , July 21st, 2019 from 7-11am
All kids 16 and under fish for FREE!
Hosted by High’s Marine, WMU Bronco Bass Team, Custom Caron Homes
Matching funds up to $500 by Modern Woodmen
Stop by High’s Marine or call 29 423 7065 for more details.
Well the weather held out for our annual boat parade and also the fireworks. We had 10 boats enter with all terrific themes. The results are in.
There was also a whole lot of red and white ballons, banners, flags, and everything patriotic. Best turn out since 2009. Next year the 4th is on a Saturday so lets start thinking of themes.
THANKS TO OUR GRAND MARSHALLS, MARY AND LAUREN, AND ALL THAT HELPED AND TURNED OUT THIS YEAR.
Bob and Janet Richter and Jim Neubauer
1stplace Younker family, YMCA theme and dancing.
2ndplace Lindbloom family, Jungle Cruise theme
3rdplace Bill Neubauer family, Beat Cancer/survivor on board theme
4thplace Sharon Neubauer family, good will hunting theme
5thplace Boonstra family with a paddle wheel boat theme
FOR IMMEDIATE PRESS RELEASE:
The Lake of the Woods Improvement Association will again sponsor the July 4decorated boat parade around Lake of the Woods. Beginning promptly at 6:00 pm for a 6:30 start.
Lake residents and other boaters are encouraged to decorate their pontoon boat or other watercraft for an evening of fun prior to the fireworks display that will be presented earlier that same evening. There is no particular theme and the parade is open to anyone. Use your skill and creative talent to come up with a prize winning entry or just participate for the fun of it. Remember, we are honoring American independence, so get the creative juices flowing. Some things that have special appeal to the judges include: costumes, music, lights, animation and special effects.
Parade participates are requested to muster and register at the north side of the lake. Look for the boat with the Grand Marshal banner to receive your registration number and instructions at 6:00 pm, but NO LATER THAN 6:15 FOR A PROMPT 6:30 BOAT PARADE START.
Merchandise certificates courtesy of High’s Marine and the Lake of the Woods Improvement Association will be awarded to the top 4 boats. We look forward to your participation in making this the best Boat Parade EVER. Please join us. Let’s try and make this the year that will top 2009, when we had 20 boats participate!
PLEASE JOIN US THIS YEAR !!!!!!
Barbara and Gary were high school sweet hearts from Beaver Local High School in Lisbon, Ohio! They were both previously married and divorced and they re-found each other on a high school website. They dated long distance for 2 years before they married in 2005.
Barbara has worked full time for Special-Lite, Inc. for 27 years. She is currently the Director of Continuous Improvement Department.
Gary was living in Arizona prior to their marriage that took place in Glendale, AZ. Because of Barbara’s job he moved to Michigan. She says he suffered culture shock over the next year! So Barbara took a position of Territory Manager with Special-Lite and they moved back to Arizona. They stayed there from 2006 to 2014. Barbara missed her children so when she was offered a promotion, Gary agreed to move back to Michigan so she could take the position. They moved to Lake of the Woods in July 2014.
Barbara has 2 grown children and 3 grandchildren in Michigan. Gary has a daughter in North Carolina, and 3 grandchildren and a son in Phoenix with one grandson.
Gary is a retired minister. But he continues to help congregations and people in that capacity. He also works part time at Energy Suppliers where they separate methanol from dirty water. And he also is a board member for the Lake of the Woods Improvement Association.
Gary loves to take road trips with his 2005 Harley Davidson Road King. He also likes to bicycle, kayak, and watching collegiate wrestling. His son-in-law was an Olympic wrestler and is now a Division One wrestling coach.
Barbara likes to play cards and Mahjong with her friends from Ohio. She also likes to go on road trips with Gary.
They both like to swim the big channel here on LOW.
This last winter Gary and Barbara bought a house at The Villages in Florida! They love riding around in their golf cart and all the activities there. Some day they hope to retire there.
Muster your decorated boat at 6:00 pm on the north shore of the lake. Look for the pontoon that will have the Grand Marshall banner on it. When everyone is ready to go, we head into and out of the big channel, then continue around the lake passing various judges. There will be prizes for the best decorated boats. REMEMBER 6:00 PM on JULY 4TH
The Village of Decatur's Fireworks show will be held on July 4th at 10:00 PM (with a rain date of July 5th). The launch location has moved slightly, but is in, roughly, the same approximate location as last year on the NE side of Lake of the Woods. The new site will permit us to launch 8" and 10" shells for the first time (we have been limited to 6" in prior years). As such, it should be the biggest and grandest show we've held yet. We'd also like to take a moment to thank all of our sponsors for this year. Those donations make this show possible and we truly appreciate our local businesses helping us put on a great show for the residents and visitors of our community. We hope everyone enjoys this year's show! And don't forget the boat parade starting at 6:00 pm
Amendment to zoning ordinance regarding regulations for portable buildings was made for Hamilton Township. Please see this document for details.
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