2012 Boat Parade Winners

Winners of the 6th annual 2012 Independence Day Boat Parade are:

First — Ginger and David Duperre for “a canoe full of Uncle Sams”

Second — Yvonne and Roger Pendleton for “Interlochen Calliope”

Third — Ken Simoneaux for his “tall-ship kayak”

Emcee for the festivities was Mike Saliba. He and the judges viewed the parade of red, white and blue decorated boats from the waterfront gazebo at Eileen and Dusty Watkins’ home. To avoid conflict with the Arlington 4th of July Parade, the sixth annual Interlochen Independence Day Boat Parade was held on Saturday July 2. The waterways echoed with patriotic music and spirit. The parade floated along the Middle Channel, turned into the South Channel, then across the wide water and into the North Channel, returning to the Middle Channel and ending at Watkins Gazebo. Lake Interlochen residents applauded the passing boats from their backyards along the parade route.