**Canoe Carnival is planned for Saturday, August 4, 2018**

NOTE TO FLOAT GROUPS:

PLEASE have your forms completed and turned in to the Colony Office by Friday, June 29th!

CANOE CARNIVAL DANCE PARTY

The Canoe Carnival Dance Party will be Saturday, July 28, at the Medford Lakes Country Club from 8:00 p.m. until midnight. Tickets will be $25.00 per person or $45.00 couple or $50 at the door. 


FLOAT CAPTAINS – IMPORTANT TO KNOW INFORMATION

Deadline to return form A, Form B and the Plate Form is Friday, June 29th

To register a Float for the 2018 Canoe Carnival please visit http://www.medfordlakescolony.org/canoe-carnival.html to download the entry forms or visit the Colony Office for a packet. 

Early registration helps with planning and to make sure your Float will be included in the 2018 Souvenir Book given out to the spectators at Canoe Carnival.  Late entries will be accepted through Sunday, July 29th.  Late entries will be judged, however, they will NOT be in the program.

The Captain Safety Meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, July 17th, in Demby Annex at 7:00 p.m.  Each float group MUST have a float member in attendance otherwise there will be point deductions!

For more information or to answer any questions, please contact Canoe Carnival Chairmen Gary Miller at 856-506-2478 or Rachael Urban by email rachaelurban@yahoo.com.


CANOE CARNIVAL – TICKETS FOR THE BEACH

The 2018 Canoe Carnival (CC) is scheduled for Saturday, August 4, 2018.  

Tickets will be on sale Monday, July 16th.  The Colony Office is open Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  

You can purchase tickets at the beaches the night of the Carnival beginning at 7:00 p.m. (if there is space available).   

All ticket prices increase by $1.00/ticket the night of the Carnival.

Ticket Prices:

          => For a donation of $7.00, you can get a reserved bleacher seat (with a bleacher & seat #) on Beach 1

          => For a donation of $4.00, you can bring your chair for seating on the beach (i.e. Beaches 1 and 2)

          => For a donation of $2.00, “adults only” can stand on Lower Aetna Dam (Aetna Way) to watch the Parade of Floats 

**PLEASE NOTE:  YOU CAN PUT YOUR CHAIRS ON THE BEACH ON CC DAY (August 4) ANY TIME AFTER 4:00 p.m.   NO EARLIER!  Any chairs on the beach before 4:00 p.m. will be removed and placed along the fence.  Please note that you will be required to wait in line before entering the beach, and chairs alone cannot hold a spot in line!

ALSO, CHAIRS WILL NOT BE ALLOWED CLOSER TO THE WATER THAN 3 FEET.   THE WATERS EDGE WILL BE ROPED OFF.  THIS SET-UP IS AT THE REQUEST OF THE FIRE DEPARTMENT/ EMERGENCY SERVICES & CANOE CARNIVAL!    


KING AND QUEEN OF CARNIVAL

Nominations must be made by June 29th 

The King and Queen Pageant is scheduled for Friday, July 27th, at Beach 3, 7:30 pm (weather permitting, otherwise Neeta School's All-Purpose Room).  Please keep reading the Colony News to find out how to vote.  You can nominate your favorite 15 – 18 year old Colonist to run for King or Queen.  DEADLINE to nominate a king or queen is June 29th – no exceptions!  Sorry, it takes time to get the information for the Newsletter ready with pictures, so please help us out and call 609-654-7747 or email office@medfordlakescolony.org.  Thank you!


CANOE CARNIVAL KIND AND QUEEN CROWNING

The crowing of the 2018 King and Queen is scheduled for Friday, July 27th, at Beach 3, 7:30 p.m.

(weather permitting, otherwise Neeta School's All-Purpose Room)


CANOE CARNIVAL APPAREL ON SALE

Please support Canoe Carnival by stopping in the Colony Office to buy a Tee Shirt, Tank Top, Cap/Hat, Polo Shirt, pewter salt and pepper shaker or beach towel.  Net proceeds are used to pay the security costs associated with hosting Canoe Carnival this August 4th.  Kudos to Tom Watters for creating another winner design on the Tee shirts – come on in to see it.


ATTENTION:  MEDFORD LAKES RESIDENTS, FAMILIES, FLOAT GROUPS

Patron Sponsors are needed for the 87th annual Canoe Carnival Souvenir Program Book.

If you would like your Name, Family Name or Float Group printed in the Souvenir Program, but you do not want a large ad, please fill out below and return to the Colony Office by Monday, July 16th.

Thank you for supporting the Canoe Carnival. 

We would not be able to put on this historical community event without you!!

Name: ____________________________

Phone: _________________

Wording (One Line Only Please)

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Gold Patron                     $125 ________

Silver Patron                   $75   ________

Bronze Patron                 $35   ________

For more information, please contact Allison Burton at lakerallie@yahoo.com or Bill Frame at Entitepress.com

Thank you Lewis Kalb for this wonderful video of 2017 Canoe Carnival!

2017 Canoe Carnival Results


Congratulations to all the float groups for a great show.  Thank you!


GRAND PRIZE: 

“On the Rocks and Off the Wagon” by OTR  463 points

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Tiered – Shawnee Division

1st Prize:  Party Train! By Scrub Pines  421 points

2nd Prize:  Coo—Coo over Carnival by Medford United Methodist Church  413 points

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Tiered – Neeta Division

1st Prize:  E. T. Float Home by Mad Paddlers  451 points

2nd Prize:  Animal House by Canoe Kids on the Block  424 points

3rd Prize:  Jack and the Beanstalk by Barely Afloat  392 points

Honorable Mention:  May the Float Be With You by Up N’ Comers  362 points

Honorable Mention:  Sunny Days by Nut-N-Butt Paddles  270 points

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Tiered – Nokomis Division

1st Prize:  We’re Gonna Need a Bigger Canoe by Sink Oar Swim  354 points

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Organization Division

1st Prize:  The Jersey Devil Wears Prada by The Medford Lakes Women’s Club  347 points

2nd Prize:  A Job Well Done by Medford Lakes Lions Club   320 points

3rd Prize:  Girls Just Wanna Have Fun by Girl Scouts of Medford Lakes  267 points

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Single Canoe Division

1st Prize:  Son of A Beach by The Hardwick Family Float  390 points

2nd Prize:  Jon’s Mini Golf by Jon’s Mini Golf  308 points

3rd Prize:  Tiny Dancer by The Reed Gang  283 points

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Rookie Division

1st Prize:  We’re Gonna Need a Bigger Canoe by Sink Oar Swim  354 points

2nd Prize:  Bronze Shield Recipient (BSR) Float by Medford Lakes Camp BSR’s  314 points

3rd Prize:  Jon’s Mini Golf by Jon’s Mini Golf  308 points

Honorable Mention:  The Power of the Dark Side by Cherokee Tribe  204 points

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Junior Division Grand Prize

Bronze Shield Recipient (BSR) Float by Medford Lakes Camp BSR’s  314 points

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Junior Division

1st Prize – Shiny – Medford United Methodist Church Kids  281 points

2nd Prize - The Power of the Dark Side by Cherokee Tribe  204 points


Mardi Gras Winners

1st Prize - The Oettl Family

2nd Prize - The Kornafel Family

3rd Prize (tie) - The Tursi and Jones Families

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Golden Oar Award

Jody Wiker

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Hall of Fame Winners: 

Leon Todd

Dry Docks Float Group