Medford Lakes NJ Canoe Carnival 2008 - Update!

By
Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Preferred

Medford Lakes enjoyed another successful Canoe Carnival for 2008 this past weekend.  As always it was a great time for the community, families and friends to celebrate the uniqueness that's Medford Lakes.

There had originally been weather reports calling for showers in the evening, but the historical trend in Medford Lakes of no rain on the first Saturday in August was once again upheld.  The the festivities went off without any rain, dispite threatening clouds during the day, and even providing a beautiful sunset of the lake. 

Around 9 pm the signal was sounded for the Canoe Floats to dismbark from their dock moorings.  As always, it's amazing to see the ingenuity and creativity that displayed by local individuals and groups and on display for the thousands of appreciative spectators surrounding Lower Aetna Lake.

Here are some pictures taken that evening curing the Canoe Carnival...


Spectators getting ready to watch the event from Beach One:

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Views from from another location of lake, just prior to parade of Canoe Floats:

Medford Lakes Canoe Carnival 2008

Medford Lakes Canoe Carnival 2008



Here are some (not all) of the the great Floats we experienced (without the sounds, activity and performances that you would enjoy if seeing it live):


Kickin' Around The Lake (by The Dry Docks):

Medford Lakes Canoe Carnival 2008


"Re-Cycle of Life" (by Girl Scouts of America):

Medford Lakes Canoe Carnival 2008


Rie On the Magid School Bus (by Jr. Friends of Medford UMC):

Medford Lakes Canoe Carnival 2008


An Incovenient Float (by the Unlikely's):

Medford Lakes Canoe Carnival 2008


Sea Cruise (by Friends of Medford UMC):

Medford Lakes Canoe Carnival 2008


Horton Hears The Who (by A Group Named Sioux):

Medford Lakes Canoe Carnival 2008


Neeta School Musical  (by the Next Generation):

Medford Lakes Canoe Carnival 2008


Welcome Back (by Ladies of the Lakes):

Medford Lakes Canoe Carnival 2008


Splish Splash - We're Takin' A Bath  (by The Hardwick Family):

Medford Lakes Canoe Carnival 2008


Still The One (by On The Rocks):

Medford Lakes Canoe Carnival 2008


The Boys Are Back In Town (by The Scrub Pines):

Medford Lakes Canoe Carnival 2008


It's Cool To Bee Green  (by Medford Lakes Up-N Comers)

Medford Lakes Canoe Carnival 2008


Iron Man  (by Barely Afloat):

Medford Lakes Canoe Carnival 2008

(Note: Two red lights were on the flat bottom of a large moving Steam Iron.)


If you missed it these year, be sure to mark your calendars for next year's Canoe Carnival (remember, it's always the first Saturday in August).

 

 

Copyright 2008 by Lawrence Yerkes. All Rights Reserved.

Comments (3)

Nancy Larson
I am a licensed referral agent in NJ - Hutchinson Island, FL

Those are pretty neat canoes. An imagination and a canoe and look at what you get....wow!

Aug 10, 2008 01:35 AM
Sal Poliandro - NJ Bergen County Realtor
RE/MAX Properties - Ridgewood, NJ
Broker Associate

This looks like it's a great event!  And, what creative canoes!

Aug 25, 2008 08:28 AM
Swen Gibson
Swen Gibson - Atlantic City, NJ

WOW! Those are great pictues. It looks like you had a great time.

Aug 27, 2008 04:58 AM