Tricia Boyers delivering luminaries with a little help from man’s best friend.

The Raft-O-Rama Committee continues its quest to light up the lake on the evening of Sunday, July 3rd when Independence Day will be celebrated at Clark Lake.  The committee is canvasing the lake so that residents can participate by placing the luminaries equidistant along their shorelines.  The luminaries consist of a small paper bag, weighted by sand, with a candle inside.  Lighting them at dusk will give the lake the glow that has grown each year and is the perfect lead-in for the fireworks later in the evening. Click here to learn about the plans for fireworks.

If the committee member missed your home, you can pick up luminaries at Doyle’s Market on Hyde Road.  For further information, call one of these committee members: Tricia Boyers 206-2985, Pam Ricker 937-0325 or Beckey Ligibel 419-277-2778.

The luminary project is a collaborative effort.  Beckey Ligibel comments “R-O-R would like to extend a huge thank you to the following for their generous support of this annual project–Candi & Andy Wilbee, Louie & Michele Ambs, Kevin & Annette Fink, and the Country Market.”  Beckey also says that progress is “great so far” and adds “the success of the event each year is largely dependent on people like you–thanks!”

The luminaries come in Clark Lake tote bags (suitable for use on cold winter days to remind the owner of warmer summer fun at the lake).  There are ten luminaries per bag–the already assembled version is $15; the DIY version with all necessary ingredients is $10.  The contribution helps defray expenses in putting together Raft-O-Rama each year.

Below are some of the committee members.  They gathered recently to create the luminaries.

ROR committee force be with

L to R: Darth Vadar, Brody, Karen Menard, Nicole Menard, John Menard, Kristy Hull, Becky Hones, Tricia Boyers, Beckey Ligibel, Josie Hones, Frank Hones (kneeling), Joe Collins

The Committee also features new Clark Lake goodies every year.  Here are the new t-shirts available at Doyles (men $15, women $20)–modeled by Dan Omo and Becky Hones.