SYRACUSE —Who are your favorite superheroes? Wonder Woman, Spider-Man, Deadpool, Avengers, Hulk, Green Lantern, The Flash, those answering the call of duty, parents?
“Superheroes” is the theme for the 2018 Wawasee Flotilla. The date for the 57th parade is set for Saturday, July 7, with a new time. This year’s event will leave in front of the Wawasee Spink at 11:30 a.m. and travel counterclockwise around the lake. This means gathering of all entries will be 11 a.m.
Entrants are invited to decorate not only floats, but piers and cottages to honor superheroes.
Awards will include the coveted Commodore Cup, Department of Natural Resources, Wawasee Property Owners Association, neighborhood, youth, Wawasee history, most patriotic, commercial/business, non-profit, best wooden and antique boats and most original. But there is a new award this year called “Red, White and Boom.” Awards will also be given for the best on-shore displays and a People’s Choice Award determined by Facebook voters.
Flotilla participants are reminded they need to register in order to be eligible to win an award. Registration forms will be available at local retailers and Team Tuttle Mortgage, or call (574) 457-3775, or email [email protected] to have an entry sent. Registration will also take place the day of the Flotilla at the judges boat.
Other events to mark your calender with include the Flotilla Road Race at 8 a.m. Wednesday, July 4, at Lakeside Park, Syracuse. Registration will begin at 7 a.m.
The Flotilla Fundraiser Cruise will be from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11, aboard the SS Lillypad II.