LakeFest a Great Success, Planning has already started for next year

Numerous people attended by both water and land.

The Inaugural Logan Martin LakeFest and Boat Showwas held Saturday and Sunday, June 4th and 5th 2011, at Horizons in Pell City. Vendors, Sponsors, and Attendees alike all had overwhelmingly positive feedback for the event, which was a fundraiser for the LMLPA.

“As far as we’re concerned, the weekend was great. We got to interact with a lot of people, we’ve gotten new members, and we’ve gotten people to sign up to volunteer for water monitoring,” said Mike Riley, vice president of the Logan Martin Lake Protection Association.

Riley said the event drew several thousand attendees over the course of two days, and the LMLPA was able to share information with a lot of lake-dwellers.

“A lot of people didn’t even realize the LMLPA  was here,” Riley said. “Everything came across real good. We had a good crowd, all the boat dealers did real well, and hopefully we’ll get a substantial amount of money to help the fish, habitat and wetlands project.”

Lakefest organizers told LMLPA that they’ve learned a lot from this year’s event, and have already begun the process of soliciting input from attendees, vendors, and sponsors to make the event even better next year.

The financial outcome of Logan Martin LakeFest is still being finalized. Organizers will attend the July 21 Annual meeting of LMLPA to present the check for the amount raised.

JT and Gypsy Cab Entertained the crowd on Saturday

There were plenty of family activities, including bouncy castles and face painting.

Vendors lined up along the boardwalk at Horizons. Over 100 vendors participated in the event.

For more photos from LakeFest 2011, please visit our Facebook Page at www.facebook.com/protectloganmartin

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