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:
Views from from another location of lake, just prior to parade of Canoe Floats:
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):
"Re-Cycle of Life" (by Girl Scouts of America):
Rie On the Magid School Bus (by Jr. Friends of Medford UMC):
An Incovenient Float (by the Unlikely's):
Sea Cruise (by Friends of Medford UMC):
Horton Hears The Who (by A Group Named Sioux):
Neeta School Musical (by the Next Generation):
Welcome Back (by Ladies of the Lakes):
Splish Splash - We're Takin' A Bath (by The Hardwick Family):
Still The One (by On The Rocks):
The Boys Are Back In Town (by The Scrub Pines):
It's Cool To Bee Green (by Medford Lakes Up-N Comers)
Iron Man (by Barely Afloat):
(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.