The Chautauqua Lake Association, like most nonprofits, is always looking for new ways to engage the community and raise much needed funds for maintenance of Chautauqua Lake. Aside from their annual Fund Drive, the CLA has several events lined up for the summer of 2013 to engage residents and tourists visiting the area.
“We’ve got a great summer event schedule lined up,” said Doug Conroe, President of the CLA. “We like to give people a more interactive, hands-on opportunity to help out and donate to the organization. With the help of our supporters, we have a few different options available to get involved,” he said.
- The second annual Paddle for Chautauqua Lake will be held on July 27 at Long Point State Park. The event features kayaking and canoeing from Long Point to the Bemus Bay and back to Long Point with lunch and prizes being given away at the end. Participants are encouraged to collect sponsors for the event with all proceeds going to the CLA. Registrations can be made at paddleforchautauqualake.org or by calling the CLA office at 763-8602. The event is presented by Ed Shults Subaru of Jamestown, YNN and Evergreen Outfitters. A 2013 Breeze Kayak will be raffled off at the event.
- The annual Fourth of July flare tradition will continue in 2013. Flares will be on sale at the CLA office and participating vendors throughout the area. Each year, flares are sold prior to the holiday for the “Light of the Lake” event taking place at 10 PM on the night of July 4. A list of participating vendors will be available on the CLA website by mid-June.
- Yachts for Pops will be ongoing throughout the summer with a drawing on August 31. The new event gives participants an opportunity to win a 2013 Crownline 21SS boat or $20,000 in cash. Proceeds from the event will be split between the Bemus Bay Pops and the CLA. Tickets are $10 each and are now available at the Italian Fisherman, Century 21, Hogan’s Hut, Holiday Harbor and other locations coming soon.
For more information about Chautauqua Lake Association events, visit the CLA on the web at www.chautauqualakeassociation.org or call 716-763-8602. You can also stay updated by visiting the CLA on Facebook at www.facebook.com/chautauqualakeassociation.
The CLA’s mission is to provide effective and efficient lake maintenance services for the benefit of all Chautauqua Lake users. As the “Stewards of the Lake,” the CLA serves to promote and facilitate the ongoing scientific monitoring of Chautauqua Lake and its ecosystem.