July 4th

History of the 4th of July Boat Parade.

  • 2016 July 4th Boat Parade on July 2nd: Best Decorated Boat: the Odell's Camp Muffet; and Best Shoreline Decoration: The Starr Camp.  Click here for pictures. Thanks to Ashley Luurtsema for contributing the pictures.

  • 2015 July 4th Parade pictures:  Most Patriotic Boat: The Concannon Camp; and Best Shoreline Decoration: The Concannon Camp - a double winner! Also a special mention of the creativity of the “Champ” float.   Click here for pictures.      
                                                                                     Fireworks Photos A friend of Dennis Casey who is a professional photographer, Steve Legge, took these amazing pictures of the Association fireworks Friday, July 3rd:
    http://www.imagenorthphotography.com/fireworks.  Thanks to Steve and Dennis for sharing them.

  • 2014 July 4th Boat Parade Winners: Most Patriotic Boat: The Odells Camp Muffet; Best shoreline Decoration: The Edson Camp  Click here for pictures.  

  • 2013 July 4th Boat Parade Winners: Ricker Camp - Camp #54 (with contribution made by Goodine camp #53). Nice interactive display complete with fireworks! Most Patriotic Winner was the Ringen Camp # 8. Complete with a flutist, Annika Ringen playing the “Star spangled Banner” for all the shoreline guests. Shore line Winner had to go to the Smith Camp # 101. “Christmas on the Lake”. In July?! Very participative with Santa, Snow and bikini clad reindeer and helpers. Prizes donated by the Forest Country Store.  Click here for pictures.  

  • 2012 July 4th Boat Parade Winners: Parade Boat #10 "Fishing on the Pond" by John and Elaine Magnan and guest was the Best Overall, very original. Astenrogen (The Lindsay Camp) won the Shoreline prize. Prizes donated by the Forest Country Store. Click here for pictures. Elaine's response: Oh my gosh! Thank you so much! What a wonderful surprise. John recently bought an 8hp motor for that boat and I told him we had to put it in the parade this year. The third person in the boat is my sister, Martha, another "lifer" on the pond. It was like old times. We lost Dad's old fishing hat in the wind, but Dad would have approved of its final resting place at the bottom of the pond. He would also be tickled with this honor. It really means a lot, thank you.

  • 2011: July 4th Boat Parade Winners:  the Burrell camp won Most Patriotic, the Spencer camp won Most Creative (Just Married) and Randy and Debbie Smith (camp 101) won the Shoreline prize. Congratulations!  Prizes donated by the Forest Country Store. Click here for pictures.  Thanks to Paul & Carole DuBois, Cindy Spoor, Steve Clark, Jon Desilets, Darlene Sprague and Elaine Magnan for picture contributions.

  • 2010: July 4th Boat Parade Winners! The Overall Winner: the Spencer Camp.  The Harold Puffer Most Patriotic Boat: the Cirone Camp "Red Cross".  The Most Creative Boat: the Maloney Camp.  Honorable Mention: The Concannon Camp.  Best Decorated Shore Line: Edson Camp.  The Forest Country Store donated prizes for the overall winner, Runner-up (Concanon Camp) received a gift certificate for a Pizza and Drink donated by Bill Kane of the Upper Valley Grill and General Store, and the DuBois Family presented a gift basket to the best decorated shore display.  Click here for pictures. Thanks to Darlene Sprague, Jon Desilets, John LaRosa and Warren Edson for picture contributions.  Also movie of the lead Dubois boat  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3zhF25-MM8M by Jon Desilets.

  • 2009: July 4th Boat Parade Winners: Most Creative Boat: the Cirone Camp "Hat's off to Roger".  Harold Puffer Most Patriotic Boat: the Reed/Magnan Camp.  Best Decorated Shore Line: Boisvert/Dooley Camp. click here for pictures.  The Forest Country Store donated prizes for the best decorated boat and the DuBois Family presented a gift basket to the best decorated shore display. Thanks to John LaRosa and Warren Edson for help with pictures.

  • 2008: July 4th, Boat Parade winner: The Burrell - Lund Camp  The Shore Winner was Camp 127, the Concannon Camp. click here.  The Forest Country Store donated prizes for the best decorated boat and the DuBois Family presented a gift basket to the best decorated shore display. Thanks to John LaRosa and Paul Sykas for help with pictures.  

     

  • 2007: July 4th, 2007 Boat Parade Results. click here.  The Boat Parade Winner was "The Dancing, Singing Pirates!" by the Cirone camp!  The Shore Winner was Camp 109 (John and Elaine Magnan and Martha Reed). Prizes were from the Forest Country Store. Thanks to Jennifer Cetin and John LaRosa for help with pictures.  For pictures of the Fireworks taken by Deb Dinsmore, renting at the Edsons, click here.

  • 2006: July 4th Boat Parade Results.  Click here.  Overall Winner was "Winter Wunderland" by the Lord Camp!  Second place: "Yellow Submarine" by the Dooley Family at the Boisvert camp. The Shoreline winner: the Starr camp, "Northstarr".  The Forest Store supplied the first place prize. Thanks to Don Collins, Jean Rouillard, Mary Truax and Dana Starr for help with pictures. 
                                                                                                                   
  • 2005: July 4th Boat Parade Album Click hereWinners: Overall winner was the covered wagon belonging to the Brian, Penny and Betsy Dooley of the Boisvert camp! They received a trophy and the Forest Store prize box.  Best Effort went to Camp Colemine for their outhouse.  Most Patriotic went to the Dubois family.  Best dressed/most elegant went to the Carson family (renters at Edson's) for the costumes of the children-Jessica, Elizabeth, Katie, and Allie.  Most balloons (and they were counted by the impartial judging staff) went to the Burrell camp.  Most perseverance went to the Reader's (Beth) for holding up their swaying palm tree all the way around. The Forest Store supplied the first place prize and the Dauts of Berlin, Vermont provided the trophies and impartial judging. 
     
  • 2004:  July 4th Boat Parade Album Click here.   Boat Parade winner: "Rub-a-Dub-Dub" by Brian, Penny, Betsy and Abby Dooley from the Boisvert Camp    Shoreline winner: the Smith Camp (#22) by Katelynn Keough, April Smith, Dana Smith Jr., Dana Smith and Mary Keough.