Boat parade a favorite July 4 tradition
By Gregory A. Scibelli - Staff Writer
Suffield - posted Thu., Jul. 7, 2011
The Fourth of July weekend in Suffield once again featured one of the most fun and creative activities in the region, the Annual Boat Parade on the Congamond Lakes.
The yearly event attracts boaters from several of the properties along the lake and many visitors from all over the area who use the lake.
The theme of the parade this year was the “Redneck Yacht Club.” Citizens Restoring Congamond, a community service organization that helps support the lake, sponsored the event on July 2, and both turnout and participation was impressive again this year.
Another boat had fencing along the outside to resemble a redneck yard. Participants on the boat dressed in overalls without shorts and behaved like popular comedians Jeff Foxworthy, who made the term “redneck” famous, and Larry the Cable Guy.
Several boaters still decided to go with the traditional patriotic decorations.
In addition to the boat parade, the
The activity is exclusive to residents of the lakeside who are being asked to place lights along their lakefront property. Many also participated in that event.