The Mahalak’s promise a big show Saturday night, July 13th. The occasion? The completion of their side by side cottages in the Kentucky Point cove.
The fireworks, almost 1000 shells, will be launched from a barge. Ralph Mahalak Jr says the barge will be positioned “between our two new cottages and the Pointe restaurant, right in the center of the lake.” Starfire Fireworks will do the honors. They are known for the fireworks at Mud Hens games and at Penn State. And Ralph Jr adds “these guys know how to dazzle.”
The Mahalak’s have nearly a 40- year history at Clark Lake that began when Ralph Sr and his wife, Jane, purchased a cottage in the Kentucky Point cove. That started the long tradition of the Mahalak’s enjoying Clark Lake every summer. “I was about 20 and a sophomore in college at the time,” recalls Ralph Jr. “My four siblings—Mike, J.P., Monica, Alex—and I got Clark Lake in our blood.“ And nothing about that has changed through the years. “There is something magic about being here. No matter what may be on your mind about business or otherwise, you put it aside when you arrive at the lake. When you’re here, everything is good.”
And about his family, the lake, and Saturday night, Ralph Jr says “the Mahalak’s are very excited to give back to our Clark Lake neighbors.”
You may have seen Ralph Mahalak Jr in a video last Thanksgiving on this website. If so, you know that the Monroe Superstore is a sponsor of this website. The Monroe Superstore is one of six auto dealerships in Michigan, Ohio and Florida owned by the Mahalak family. The Monroe Superstore was founded by Ralph’s father, Ralph Sr.
The Malahak’s supported the Dam Strong project and are on the Dam Strong Honor Roll. At the dam, you’ll find a Spirit Trail bench in memory of their father, Ralph Sr.