4th of July Boat Parade
Sunday, July 3, 2022 @1 pm
On Island Lake
Fun event for your family!
If you want to participate, decorate your boat & meet at the Public Landing. Parade starts @1pm
(No prizes will be awarded, but for those that finish the parade, look for something special at the end.)
If you want to watch, stake out a spot on your dock & clap and yell your appreciation.
It is our 4th of July celebration so display an American Flag!
The 2022 IMLPOA Boat Parade! The glorious, but rainy weather, completed this red, white, & blue day. The weather did not dampen enthusiastic boaters who tooted horns, clapped, and yelled to those watching from shore. Thanks to all who came out and helped us celebrate!
Let Freedom Ring!
Click on any photo below to enlarge.
Photo by Jon Tyson
Biggest Bass (youth)
Biggest Crappie (youth)
Biggest Northern (adult)
Biggest Sunfish (youth)
Biggest Sunfish/Biggest Crappie (adult)
Biggest Walleye (adult)
Walleye 21” Scott Carlson
Northern 24” Joey Luttrell
Bass 18” Zack Doerring
Crappie 8” Jeff Kline
Sunfish 8” Jeff Kline
YOUTH 14 and under
Walleye 10” Henry B (age 10)
Northern 11” Sofia S (age 9)
Bass 15” Colin S (age 6)
Crappie 12” Tyler L (age 12)
Sunfish 8 1/2” Otto S (age 5)
Biggest Walleye caught in the youth division was 10” by Henry B age 10. Good job!
During the 2022 annual meeting, Jim Luttrell reported that thirty-eight people participated in the fishing contest, and unlike in other years, people caught a few walleyes. Jim mentioned that the DNR stocks our lakes every three years with walleye fingerlings. He noted that our lakes are classified as not suited for walleye reproduction making it crucial to notify the DNR that we are catching them.
He suggested that when you catch a walleye, CLICK HERE to help us collect/forward the info to the DNR. We will also try to keep an updated "walleye count" for our own benefit.
Annual IMLPOA Picnic & Meeting
Our annual meeting, Saturday, July 16, 2022, and held at Levi’s Field on Walworth Road, included a social time and Kid's Games at 4:00. This year's games featured a bean bag toss and minnow races, as well as, peanut and candy guessing games. A tasty potluck meal followed at 5:00 that included desserts, starters, and sides. So delish! The Association provided hot dogs, sloppy joes from Reeds Market, chips, and water. Thanks to Linda Berglund for cutting ALL THE BUNS! All property owners and their families are welcome to attend and this year, we had over 75 people!
Although rain threatened to dampen the festivities, door prizes and other announcements added to the fun. The new IMLPOA Calendars were distributed to all those who did not receive one. They are also available to purchase for $5 or 5 for $20. Contact Jerry Finnerty at firstname.lastname@example.org for more info. People brought non-perishable food items or donated cash in support of the Emily Food Shelf. The Association also matched all cash donations collected at the picnic to the Food Shelf.
President Chuck Pettipeice opened the meeting by welcoming the new residents to our lakes area. It is always great to see new faces. Several Board terms expired this year sooooo.....Chuck Pettipiece agreed to another term as president, Jim Luttrell agreed to another term as Vice President, and Patrice Bogart agreed to an additional term as Director. Chuck welcomed Linda Ferdelman to a new term as Director.
Jim Luttrell reported on the fishing contest. Thirty-eight people participated and, unlike other years, 3 walleyes were caught. Jim mentioned that the DNR stocks our lakes every three years with walleye fingerlings. He noted that our lakes are classified as "not suited for walleye reproduction" so the DNR really needs to know that we are catching them. When you catch a walleye, CLICK HERE to submit your data so that he can collect/forward the info to the DNR. Click here for MN DNR lake stocking reports.
There is a possibility that we might be able to host a youth boat and water safety session. If you are interested, contact Chuck Pettipiece at email@example.com for more info.
Jerry Finnerty summarized the Association's finances. He urged residents to pay their dues so that IMLPOA can continue to provide fun activities. Click HERE to download a mail-in membership form...Click HERE for online payments.
Door Prize/Guessing Contest Results
Adult Peanut Guessing - Ann Caspers & Tricia Murray - (tied on guess amount ) donated to Tony Levi
Kids guessing life savers - Thor Kline
Outdoor Air Mattress - Jim Luttrell
Quicksilver 2-stroke motor oil - Kathy Dorfner
Bluetooth Speaker - Erica Stremski
Charcoal Grill - Rick Henderson (resonated and second winner was) Mike Markell
Engle Bait Cooler - Ernie Miller
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