Hi Everyone,

What a fantastic holiday weekend! I hope all of you enjoyed time celebrating with family and friends. It was perfect lake weather. The rain overnight Friday cleared out by Saturday morning and the 47th Annual Boat Parade went off without a hitch! Thanks to everyone who participated in the boat parade. There were 22 boats and a boat/car traveling around the lake decorated very creatively! This tradition just keeps going. Many spectators lined the shoreline cheering and waving to everyone passing by. It was great to see everyone’s spirit and enthusiasm. If you took photos, as I saw many of you doing, feel free to share them with the WLA community by sending them to Mark Field, who will post them on the WLA website. You can send them to mfield@markfielddesign.com.

The WLA Yard Sale will be Saturday, July 16th from 9:00am-3:00pm. It will be located at the corner of Webster Ave and Rt 11, 176 Webster Lake Rd. Al & Sheila Rainford are graciously letting us use their lawn again this year. I am still looking for volunteers to help with set up on Friday or work a shift on Saturday. Set up will be Friday from 3:00-6:00pm. Saturday shifts will be 8:30am -11:00am, 11:00- 1:00pm and 1:00pm -3:30pm. Please let me know if you are available for helping out with our annual fundraiser. Sharon Cain has offered to donate a couple of stained glass items for raffles with all proceeds going to the WLA. She is very talented and creative. Thank you Sharon.

In my email last week, I had attached a flyer regarding the Loon Center’s Buy Back Lead program. I had an email from the Loon Center saying we could also collect any lead tackle at our Annual meeting and they would send someone to pick it up. So if you have any lead tackle and want to bring it to the WLA Annual meeting that would be great.

I had a message earlier today that a fellow Webster Laker was on the lake today in his pontoon boat and found a yellow Pelican kayak with a red seat cushion. He picked it up and put it on his boat and waited a bit for someone to claim it. He brought it back to shore and will deliver it to the owner if he/she can be found. If you are missing a yellow kayak, please contact John Marrapese at marrapz@yahoo.com.

Lastly, new eateries have opened recently in Franklin. Shorey’s Grilled Cheese and Ice Cream is located in the old Ariana’s building on North Main St. Downtown Crepes has opened and are located at 42 Franklin St, across from the Post Office and the Waterhorse Irish Pub and Tavern hopes to be opening soon on Central Street. It’s nice to have some different eating choices in town. Give them a try.

The summer is off to a great start! Enjoy and stay safe,
Val