Green Lake Magazine Green Lake Magazine 2012 - Page 38

38 | Green Lake magazine 2012 For an old-fashioned, fun-lled 4th of July, spend it in Green Lake. Fun activities from food to games, music, a parade, boats, and, of course, reworks make this a 4th of July celebration for the whole family. The full day of activities begins with a pancake breakfast at the American Legion Hall from 7:00 to 11:00 a.m. A petting zoo and pony rides and be enjoyed at Playground Park starting at 2:00 p.m. From 3:00 to 5:00 p.m., all are welcome to participate in plastic duck races down the dam. Throughout the day, you can test your skills at the Sink the Bismark challenge by trying to hit golf balls into a rowboat on the water. And you can feed your appetite at the Green Lake Kiwanis food and beverage booth where there will also be live entertainment.At Deacon Mills Park, there will be another entertainment stage, and more food and beverages. Served by the Green Lake Rotary Club beginning at 2:00 p.m., options will include funnel cakes, corn on the cob, and kettle corn. There will also be a 4th of July novelty booth.At 2:45 p.m., the decorated Boat Parade begins at Sunset Park, and all boats are invited to participate. Each year the parade features a different theme. Boats line up and follow the lead boat on a route that will pass the Heidel House and nish in front of Angel Inn, where the boats disperse.Buy fresh produce and baked goods from local vendors at the Farmers Market from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. But be sure to mark your spot along Mill Street before 5:00 p.m. for the Hometown Parade, which passes through downtown Green Lake. The parade features oats, bands, classic cars, clowns, re trucks, and much more. At dusk, a spectacular reworks display is launched from two barges in >v >ް̅iwiܜiݫi] their colorful lights reect off the lake. Perhaps the best ground view of the reworks can be found at Deacon Mills Park or along the shoreline to Hattie Shorewood Campground. Or, if possible, watching from a boat on Big Green Lake denitely provides the ultimate view. The Green Lake Area Chamber of Commerce is solely responsible for funding the reworks so donations >i>iV>i]>̅i>i> deductible. Checks should be made out to the Green Lake Fund and sent to the Green Lake Area Chamber of iVi>*" ]ii Lake, WI 54941. For more information about the July 4th celebration in Green Lake, call the Green Lake Area Chamber of Commerce at (800) 253-7354 or (920) 294-3231, email info@visitgreenlake .com, or go to visitgreenlake.com. Jill Carlson is a freelance writer. July 4th