Independence Day fun starts with boat parade

Hi Lone Lakers,

Unbelievable! The 4th of July is right around the corner. The LLPOA Board of Directors wishes you a wonderful Independence Day weekend on Lone Lake.

Several activities are planned:

  • Boat parade on Saturday, June 30 at noon. Boats should start at the public boat launch
  • Lone Lake Triathlon on Tuesday, July 4 at 8:30 a.m. Meet at the swimming beach. No pre-registration.
  • Boat inspections at the public boat launch Friday through Tuesday, conducted by Aitkin County AIS boat inspectors.
  • And…down the road…on Saturday, July 22 the LLPOA Annual Meeting and Potluck

We are holding the boat parade on Saturday to take advantage of the time in which most members will be having events and company at their cabins.  Bob and Bobby Kosloski will judge and snap photos of festivities.  Entrants can win in three categories:  Best decorated pontoon, best decorated speedboat and best decorated dock.  We will engrave your name on the traveling trophy for that category and you can keep it for the year for bragging rights! And don’t forget to come down to your dock to watch and catch the goodies.

The Lone Lake Mini-Triathlon organized by the VanSlooten families and sponsored by LLPOA starts at swimming beach at 8:30 a.m.  Participants can join as a team or do the swim, bike and run events

individually.  Just come and do it – no pre-registration is required.  We encourage members to come out and compete and/or cheer-on the competitors.  The LLPOA awards 1st, 2nd and 3rd place medals to the winners and the winners are featured in the newsletter.

The work side of the LLPOA goes on throughout the year even while everyone is out having weekend fun.  We thank Linda Szymanski our AIS inspection coordinator for organizing our member volunteers and County AIS boat inspectors throughout the summer and specifically on the big 4th of July weekend.

I want to thank all the people who have given time and talent to making Lone Lake a wonderful place.  Our LLPOA runs completely on volunteers.  We can’t thank these volunteers enough.  It takes courage to do something you’ve never done before and join up with people you don’t know.  It also takes time – and for many of us, we’re at the cabin to relax and escape from weekday obligations.  So, let’s thank our neighbors who pitch in to keep Lone a great lake and community.

Many of us are getting up in age, and we need some of the 40, 50 and 60 year-olds to step up and help out – whether it’s serving on the board, helping out at the public launch, keeping the outgoing-water culvert clear, writing stories for the newsletter or web site, taking water samples, or leading on improvements and service projects.  We need you.

A final note: On July 22 at 11 a.m. we will be holding our Annual Meeting and Potluck.The Annual Meeting is always a fun meeting with great food, information and a good way to meet with neighbors and to get lake association news. We hope to see you there!

Finally, thank you for your LLPOA membership as all of us work together to enhance, protect and preserve the beauty of Lone Lake.
We’ll see you on the lake! — Steve Frazier, LLPOA President.