Submitted by the Lake Waseosa Ratepayers’ Association
The Lake Waseosa Ratepayers’ Association (LWRA) found a way to turn some negatives into positives this holiday weekend. When the current epidemic made large gatherings impossible, organizers of the annual LWRA Fun Day looked for an acceptable alternative and came up with the idea of a boat parade.
“We have a strong sense of community and didn’t want to give up on our social events completely,” said LWRA president Glen Norton. “So we did some brainstorming and thought why not have a parade where the floats actually float? This way families can stay in their own little bubbles yet still be part of the greater event.”
The LWRA has always been a strong supporter of the greater Huntsville community too, and this year was no exception. Recognizing that local businesses have been hard hit by recent events, the LWRA decided to hand out Downtown Huntsville BIA gift certificates as prizes.
“Normally we hand out ribbons and trophies to the Fun Day event winners, but this year we thought the BIA gift certificates would help out our local shops and not limit the winners to one particular choice,” said Norton.
Floats were judged in the categories of cutest, funniest, and most elaborate, with the winners and runners up in each category taking home a $60 and $40 gift certificate—and bragging rights—respectively.
See more photos on the LWRA website.
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