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If you haven't lined up a ride for the 30th Annual Cross Lake Floatilla, you're running out of time! It's coming up fast over Father's Day weekend on Saturday, June 19th, 2021.

I don't know about you, but just the thought of getting outdoors and enjoying Cross Lake has me excited! This Saturday's event is the 30th annual Cross Lake Floatilla. Yes, it's been around that long, but that's no surprise because it's a LOT of fun! Activities will center around American Legion Post 14 from 11:30 am - 9:30 pm.

A lot of people picture Floatilla as a bunch of boats tied off together with folks drinking, but it's so much more than that... even though that happens, too! The poker run is my favorite part of the day. You make your way to different docks around the lake that are decorated in different themes to make the best poker hand. Some of the locations are a little hard to find from the map, but that's part of the fun and folks go all out with entertainment and decorations. Beware of lines for the last few docks when it's getting close to the 3 pm deadline to turn in your poker hands at the American Legion. Things can get super congested! Registration for the poker run and the boat parade is Friday, June 18, from 5 - 8 pm at the Floatilla Pre-Party at the Legion. While you're there, you can also pick up raffle tickets, t-shirts, and tanks to commemorate the day.

If you're more of a landlubber, no worries! The American Legion has a full bar with food available. Fireworks will begin at dusk over the water.

A few notes before you head out on the water. Make sure to check your boat registration and get your updated Cross Lake sticker. Also, make sure you have a designated boat driver and plenty of life jackets, drinking water, and sunscreen.

Not only am I looking forward to quality time with friends and working on my tan, but I also love the fact that proceeds from the event will benefit local charities that don't get a lot of local support!

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