The annual Lake Boon Water Carnival, an over one hundred year old tradition, was held over Labor Day weekend with events adjusted to meet Coronavirus limitations but enhanced by beautiful weather.
On Friday night residents lit up their shorelines for the “Lighting of the Lake” with thousands of small lights, torches and luminaries. The Music Boat, featuring Stow’s own David Ashman & Son, toured the lake perimeter providing their easy rock and country sounds for boaters, residents and visitors all at a safe distance.
Saturday morning’s sailing regatta attracted a small contingent of sailors to contend with highly variable winds. Stow TV’s Jonathan Daisy recorded the event with cameras on shore, aloft by drone and on board one of the boats. A fascinating video program is anticipated when editing is complete.
The decorated Boat Parade held on Sunday afternoon brought out the creativity of participants and a diversity of themes. This year, the winning entries were chosen by on-line voting by 99 observers on shore along the parade route. First place went to “Lake Boon Eagle” by the Price and Saunders families, picking up on the numerous bald eagle sightings over the lake this summer. Second place went to “Tiger King” by the Curley family and Third place went to “Alien Disco” by Beth & Patrick Sullivan. (click on the images above for a slideshow view of some of the participants.)
The Water Carnival is sponsored by the Lake Boon Association which works to foster, maintain and improve the quality of the environmental and recreational aspects of the lake.