6/24/20 – Association News

All the planning for the 4th of July fireworks show is completed.  We expect another great show.  A few reminders are in order.  The dam road will be closed for set-up sometime around 5:00 pm on Saturday and will not reopen until clean-up is done (usually around 11:00 pm.)  Every year we have a few that insist that we open the gates to let them through.  It is not only a safety issue, but it is a legal one as well.  Please provide your guests with alternate routes (Gate 7) to avoid confusion.  The rain date is set for Sunday July 5th.  Speaking of rain, if it threatens, we will post on Facebook the status of the show.  The decision to cancel and reschedule is a difficult one and will not be made lightly or as early as many might hope.  I must point out that light rain will not affect our show.  We have a very professional team of shooters that travel a considerable distance to put on what most people believe is one of the best shows in the area.  They start preparing early morning on the day of the show and it takes most of a day to get ready. Also, we are unable to safely (and legally) store the product until the next day if the show must be rescheduled.  Thunder and lightning are a different story.  We will not shoot in a lightning storm.  Hopefully, Mother Nature will cooperate.

The holiday schedule for sailing, skiing and PWCs will be in effect on Saturday, July 4th and the new rule prohibiting more than one skier or tuber will be in affect all weekend.  To prepare for the fireworks, water patrol will close the Lake to PWCs at 8:00 pm.  Any questions …. please call the office. And there is still time to donate to the Fireworks Fund if you haven’t already done so.  We do not use operating funds to pay for the show and the bigger the fund, the bigger the show.  A great big Thank You! to all who have donated.

I am pleased to announce that Harold Mitts has been hired as the new Association Executive Director. Harold’s background in the worlds of real estate, construction and the law will serve this community well in the future.  Please join me in welcoming Harold to the Association team.

Finally, we are still living under the specter of Covid-19.  The decision to go forward with our normal July 4th festivities was not an easy one for any of us.  The Lake has been as busy as I have ever seen it.  While we celebrate our nation’s birthday with our family and friends please keep the safety of all our members and guests first and foremost.

Have a safe and happy 4th of July!

Jan Olson