Indian Lake home to summer fun
Story by Merri Hanjora
Photos by Amanda Wilson
This is one parade that definitely stands out.
A boat parade — themed Christmas in July — will be the centerpiece of Indian Lake Chamber of Commerce’s Light up the Lake.
This is the second year for the parade. The first year drew 30 boats.
“We expect a lot more (boats) this year because everyone had so much fun,” said Pam Miller, executive director at Indian Lake Chamber of Commerce. “It was really cute. Everybody had a good time.”
Santa — dressed in summer attire — arrives at Old Field Beach via personal watercraft at 8 p.m. The parade line-up begins at 8:30 p.m. at Fawn Island, with the parade starting at 9:30 p.m.
In addition to boats being bedecked with Christmas lights, those who live along the lake are invited to decorate their homes.
Parade participants are limited at 50 boats, Miller said, with cash prizes going to categories like Best of Theme and the Griswold Award. Business entries vie for a traveling trophy.
The event is sponsored by Bud’s Marine and Spend A Day Marine, Logan County Co-op, Honda and Honda Credit Union, Logan County Chamber of Commerce and CVB, Ohio Ready Mix and Duff Quarry.
Light up the Lake
Theme: Christmas in July
8-10 p.m. July 28, Old Field Beach
Parade begins at Fawn Island and travels around the lake past the Moose Lodge, the state campgrounds and Paradise Island.
Entry fee: $25 before July 15, $35 day of event, $50 for businesses
To enter a boat in the parade, call 937-843-5392 or visit http://indianlakechamber.com/event-2544618. This event is but one in a busy summer schedule, so be sure to visit the website for details — including a restaurant directory.
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Parade at 3 p.m. Sept. 9. Begins at the Logan County fairgrounds and ends at the courthouse in Bellefontaine, where other activities will be taking place. For details, call the Logan County Visitor’s Bureau at 937-599-5121.