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Boat Parade 2017

Lake Metonga Boat Parade, July 2, 2017. Thank you for all your hard work decorating your boats for the 2017 Lake Metonga Boat Parade.
U.S.A.

Weeds “n” Walleye Fundraising Banquet – 2016

Photos of our Weeds "n" Walleye Fundraising Banquet. It was an evening of fun, laughter and fundraising. Thank you to everyone for your continued support. Our mission is to be able to continue our efforts to preserve Lake Metonga for future generations to enjoy.
Russel and John

Lake Metonga Cookout 2016

Thank you for all the hard work and enthusiasm in making the 2016 Lake Metonga Picnic a huge success. A special thank you to Jack and Marion Kloss, our Lake Lucerne neighbors, for their help with the "Wheel" and to Darlene Lathrop who assisted Jack and Marion. Also, thank you to Jason for catering and making Beachside available for this event.
LMA Picnic

Boat Parade 2016

Lake Metonga Boat Parade, July 3, 2016. Thank you for all your hard work decorating your boats for the 2016 Lake Metonga Boat Parade.
Economical Boating

Clean Boats / Clean Waters 2016

The Lake Metonga Association is in charge of the Clean Boats program for the launch ramps on Lake Metonga. The students, who monitored the ramps in the past, had a utility trailer to work out of at the site. We were told the trailer would not be available for 2016. Knowing the importance of this equipment to the project, the Association contacted Crandon High School about building a replacement shelter. Shop instructor Willy Krause and his class tackled the project in it's entirety. They designed the structure, secured materials and built a first class product that they can be proud of. The Steel Frame, "Raise Wheel" design is a very desirable feature. The Association acknowledges Mister Krause, his shop class, Rosa Trailer for the steel, Argonne Lumber wood and Dale Klein for windows. The Mole Lake Chippewa Clean Boats Grant afforded the Lake Metonga Association the ability to move forward on this important community project. Pioneer Express / Volume 31 - No. 03 - May 02 2016
Clean Boats / Clean Waters 2016

Weeds “n” Walleye Fundraising Banquet – 2015

Photos of our Weeds "n" Walleye Fundraising Banquet. It was an evening of fun, laughter and fundraising. Thank you to everyone for your continued support. Our mission is to be able to continue our efforts to preserve Lake Metonga for future generations to enjoy.
Winning Bid "Wine and Trap Shooting"

Boat Parade 2015

Sunshine, warm weather, practically no wind; it doesn't get any better than that. Seven enthusiastic boat participants circled Lake Metonga at 1:00 PM on July 4th. Judges shared the difficult task of picking the top three winners as all entries thrilled the judges and spectators watching the parade. Each entry was judged on theme, originality, creativity, decoration and presentation. First prize was awarded to the Sommers family for "Bear Hunting"; Chicago Bears of course. Second place was awarded to the Basten family for "Live-Love-Lake". The rainbow of decorated colors caught everyone eye. Third place was awarded to the Zeith group for "Honors". Patriotic decorations and a colorful live Uncle Sam decked out this entry. All participants were having a blast; enjoying every minute of their trip around the lake.
Judges

Lake Metonga Cookout 2015

Following the parade cookout, raffles, games by Tim Leonardelli and sponsored by Lake Metonga Association was held at Beach Side Bar and Grill was attended by about 150 people. Besides brats, Italian Sausage, corn on the cob, Dewey Kracz had trapped 850 crayfish and prepared a crab boil that sold out in an hour. Truly this is a lake Metonga treat. Folks are already looking forward to next year.
Boats Have Arrived

Boat Parade 2014

Windy, high waves and white caps didn’t prevent eight enthusiastic boat parade participants from circling Lake Metonga at 2:00 p.m. on July 5, 2014. The excitement and fun of the kids and adults as they actively portrayed the theme of their design was the highlight of all who watched from the shoreline and boats. Eight judges ranked each design on theme, originality, creativity, decoration and presentation. To say the least, it was a difficult task as all the designs were exceptional. First prize was awarded to Ron Wolf’s crew for “Gilligan’s Island SS Minnow". Second place was awarded to Don Eisenschink’s crew for featuring “Uncle Sam and Betsy Ross”. Third place was awarded to the Basten family asking that “We want you to join the Lake Association” on one side and patriotic USA, USA, USA on the other side.
USA

Lake Metonga Cookout 2014

Following the parade a cookout sponsored by the Lake Metonga Association was held at Beachside Bar and Grill Resort and was attended by 150 people. Brats, Italian sausages, hot dogs, beans and Metonga “Low Country Crab Boil” featuring Lake Metonga’s infamous Rusty Crayfish was a special treat. This delicious treat was prepared by Tim Leonardelli and Dewey Karcz. A total of 2,000 crabs were served. People were coming back for second and third helpings. Raffles and contest for adults and children, sponsored by Leonardelli, highlighted this festive outing. Parade participants are already planning for next year.
Lake Metonga Cookout

Boat Parade 2013

It was a beautiful day with clear skies and calm water as enthusiastic boat parade participants circled Lake Metonga at 2:00 p.m. on July 6, 2013. Five judges shared the difficult task of choosing the top three entries. Each boat was judged on theme, originality, creativity, decoration and presentation. The artistic designs of the entries were exceptional. Only a few points separated the final scores of the participants. First prize was awardee to the Jane Bastian crew for “METONGA DUCK DYNASTY”. The decorated boat looked like a moving duck blind with grass camouflage, ducks flying overhead, and authentic duck calls. Second place was awarded to the Jim Sommer crew for “I THOUGHT YOU SAID “GOAT PARADE.” This was a play on words. The participant’s costumes depicted Nanny Goats, Billy Goats and Baby Kid goats. Third place was awarded to the Keith Stamper crew for “BANANA BOAT”. This bright yellow decorated boat included a Top Banana and monkeys who cherish this fruit. Very realistic! All of there terrific designs and hose of boats decorated by other entrants together with the involvement and fun of the participants brought cheers from the viewers watching from the shore. Following the parade, a cook-out sponsored by the Lake Metonga Association was held at Beachside Bar and Grill Resort and was attended by about 150 people. Managers, Jason Wittman and Derek Gretzinger, graciously provided the use of the restaurant/resort area for the gathering. Brats, Italian sausages, hot dogs, beans and the Metonga “Low Country Crab Boil” onsisting of red potatoes, onions, corn on the cob, smoked sausage and Lake Metonga’s infamous Rusty Crayfish, was a special treat. This delicious food was prepared by Tim Leonardelli and Dewey Karez. Raffles and contests for adults and kids, sponsored by Tim, highlighted this festive outing. Parade participants are already planning for next year. Plan to join this fun event.
First Place

Boat Parade 2012

Eleven enthusiastic boat parade participants circled Lake Metonga at 1:00 p.m. on July 7, 2012. It was a beautiful, warm day with clear skies and calm water. Eight judges shared the difficult task of choosing the top three entries. Each boat was judged on theme, originality, creativity, decoration and presentation. The artistic designs of the entries were exceptional. Only a few points separated the final scores of the participants. First prize was awarded to the Ron Wolf group for "Partying Pirates". The sails, skull and crossbones, the ship's structure, smoke from the cannon, the clothing and weapons of the pirates all added to the authenticity of the theme. Second place was awarded to the Jeff Calkins' team for "Don't Let Milfoil & Zebra Mussel Pirates Loot Our Treasured Lake". This entry was another pirate theme with excellent design that called attention to controlling the spread of aquatic invasive species. Third place was shared by Jim Sommers' team "Sommer's Olympics" displaying the Olympic circles of unity and gold and the Gary Mueller team's "Tourists Gone Wild" displaying the green Northwoods as a fun party place for tourists. All of these terrific designs and the involvement and fun of the participants brought cheers from the viewers watching from shore.
Third Place (Tie)

Lake Metonga Cookout 2012

Following the parade, a cook out sponsored by the Lake Metonga Association was held at Beachside Bar and Grill resort and was attended by about 150 people. Managers, Jason Wittman and Derek Gretzinger, graciously provided the use of the restaurant for the gather. Raffles for adults and kids, sponsored by Tim Leonardelli, highlighted this festive outing. Parade participants are already planning for next year.
Serve us some of that great food

Boat Parade 2011

Who has more fun than the 10 boat parade participants, the folks watching from shore or boats and approximately 200 people who attended the cookout and joined in the raffles for adults and kids? It was a beautiful day with clear skies and calm waters. Each boat was judged on theme originality, creative decorations and presentation. Eight judges shared the difficult task of choosing the top three entries. Dave Patzlaff organized the start of the parade and assigned numbers to each entrant. The Kim Stamper group was awarded first prize for "Good Ship Lollipop". Second place was awarded to the Louise Hennes team for "Red Neck Yacht Club". Third place was awarded to the Jane Basten group for "Git-R-Done - Kill the Milfoil".
Fourth of July

Boat Parade 2010

Six enthusiastic parade participants braved the misty, rainy weather on July 4th to circle Lake Metonga. Each boat was judged on theme, originality, creativity and decoration. The Jeff and Barb Calkins team received the 1st Place Award for their Peanuts and Red Baron presentation. The message that "It Costs More Than Peanuts to Keep Our Lake Clean" is more than just a phrase, it's a fact. The winning Boat Parade entry and theme was certainly on target. However, all who use Lake Metonga treasure this pristine body of water. We know that it is imperative for the Association be proactive and prevent the EWM from totally circling the Lake and encroaching upon the beaches and boat launch areas. The second prize in the Boat Parade was awarded to the Gary Mueller team for "Milfoil Vs. Sandy Bottom", again, emphasizing the importance of EWM control. Third Prize was awarded to the Jane Basten team for "The Biggest Loser Every Year" showing that it is important to keep trying to succeed.
United to fight Invasive Species

Lake Metonga Cookout 2010

Following the parade, a cook-out sponsored by the Lake Metonga Association was held at the Metonga Lakeside Resort and was attended by about 150 people. Raffles for adults and children, sponsored by Tim Leonardelli, highlighted the outing. Thanks to Gene and Sue Carlson for providing the Metonga Lakeside facilities for this event. All Boat Parade enthusiasts start thinking about next year. Join in the fun and excitement of this special day!
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