by Joe Collins
For 60 years Raft-O-Rama and the Clark Lake Lions’ Chicken Broil has been the most anticipated event of the summer; an opportunity for family and friends to gather together, some assembling rafts, others enjoying the sights, the sounds and the good fellowship that this event brings year after year.
Unfortunately, as you are all aware, this year the situation is tragically different. Our state and nation has been effectively shut down for the past two months due to the COVID-19 virus. While there is a tentative schedule to start to open things up in the coming weeks, we still don’t have a firm timetable and even then, the health risk will still be with us. Many events in Jackson County have already been canceled up through August.
The last thing that anyone on your Raft-O-Rama Committee wants is to hold an event that isn’t up to our usual standards, due to lack of participation, attendance because of health concerns, or if someone who attends gets sick. Therefore, we have made the regrettable (but we believe correct) decision to postpone Raft-O-Rama’s 60th anniversary until 2021. We appreciate and look forward to the continued support from the Clark Lake community for this great event.
To review Raft-O-Rama fun from 2019, please click here.
Sadly, I think you made a very sensible decision.
That’s not the way to to end the season, take your raft and dock out, stay in the house and lock the doors. In fact you might be able to find a hut 300 miles north.
It’s not always easy, comfortable, or popular being a Community servant. We just do the best that we can for the betterment of most.
It’s also not wise to show your level of intelligence!
But that’s OK. You have just confirmed what most of us already knew.
Amen my friend
So sad but a reasonable and safe decision !!!
It is sad but it is the right thing to do and several of us understand that. We appreciate our community servants and support their decision.
Saturday morning, Memorial Day weekend!
The threshold of the summer season. 100% of it lies ahead. A special morning.
So much to look forward to, and this morning, is just the start.
A wonderful feeling, I will never forget. Enjoy!
Former Eagle Point resident.