Raft-O-Rama would like to know if you have building plans?  This year’s theme is “houses.”  Raft-O-Rama is only 146 days away, so looking for inspiration today gives participants a chance to go big.  Think about it.  Rafts masquerading as houses on the waters of Clark Lake just has to be huge.  Mitigate slushy driveways and bone chilling winds by contemplating Clark Lake’s Raft-O-Rama on Sunday, August 6th.

The Raft-O-Rama committee stays engaged all year.  The group met on Saturday to refine 2023 plans.  Plans include not just the parade on the lake, but the other activities that are part of it.

Here are some of the other things to keep in mind.

After the parade, voting for People’s Choice Award takes place at Eagle Point.  That’s also the location for the party and band, activities for the kids, Lions Club Chicken Roast, raffle, and silent auction.  To enhance the raffle prize, Raft-O-Rama would like to offer a stay at a condo here or elsewhere.  Do you have a place you’d like to donate to the cause?  Contact John Karkheck at 745-2929.

Raft-O-Rama also builds the luminary kits.  The idea is to line the shore with a beautiful soft glow. The goal each year is to grow participation.   Raft-O-Rama says the evening of Sunday, July 2nd, is the time to light up the lake.  How to get your kit?  Stay tuned.

Another Raft-O-Rama venture is an adventure for the kids—the Kids Triathlon.  This annual event takes place in collaboration with the Yacht Club.  The Triathlon consists of a 100 meter swim, a half-mile bike ride, and a quarter-mile run. The participants are divided into two age groups: 9 to 13, and 8 and under, with awards for each.  Last year, 31 kids competed. Registration starts at 10 am, Saturday, July 29th.  Watch the video to check out last year’s fun, or click here for more on the event.

Raft-O-Rama on Saturday, plotting plans for more fun at Clark Lake.


Other events for the weekend:  Run Clark Lake, and Mahalak’s Freedom Fireworks.  Keep up to date by checking the Calendar on the main page of this website.