The Clark Lake Spirit was alive and well in spite of 2 inches of rain that tried to dampen it.  Those engineering Raft-O-Rama entries had to deal with the onslaught.  Even so, cardboard, paint and duct tape weathered remarkedly well in preserving the creative work of the participants. The 62nd annual Raft-O-Rama splashed ahead and won praise from those viewing from the shore or on the lake.

Judging takes place each year from individuals who are far removed from the Clark Lake experience.  No one  at the lake is likely to know or have a connection with them in order to remove personal bias from decisions.  All of the outcomes below are based on that premise, except for the Peoples Choice Award.  Clark Lakers who have seen the entries in the parade vote as the party begins at Eagle Point.  That voting takes place between noon and 3 pm.  Awards follow, and here’s what happened.

This year’s theme: Houses

Peoples Choice Award


Best Overall, Adults 18 and Up: The John Petitto Memorial Cup #12


Best Overall, Kids 17 and Under: The R. Tucker Boyers Award #7


Most Enthusiastic #9


Most Original #3


Funniest #23


Closest to the Theme #1

Most Colorful #11


Best Special Effects #8


Furthest from the Theme #4


Costumes Only #22


Most Attention to Detail #5


Rookie Award #14


Click here for the Spirit of Clark Lake Award.