What are the rules for the cardboard boat race?
- Boat races begin at 3:00 pm. Arrive early for registration.
THE ENTIRE BOAT MUST BE BUILT FROM CARDBOARD AND DUCT TAPE. No glues, epoxy, nails, caulk, etc. No waterproofing type paints, no wood, metal, Styrofoam, inflatables or other materials that would aid in buoyancy or add to the rigidness of the cardboard. This applies to keels, transom, ribs, hulls, etc.
- Boats must be propelled by paddles, oars or hands only.
- 50% of the boat must be exposed cardboard.
- Last year's boat cannot compete.
- Paint can only be used for decorative purposes.
- The crew must get IN the boat, not on the boat. No surfboards allowed.
- The boat’s passenger area must not be enclosed above the occupant’s shoulders; escape is important if the ship goes down at sea.
- Crew MUST wear life vests.
- During the race, the crew must be IN the boat—not towing, holding it between your legs, swimming alongside or allowing life vest to provide floatation for the vessel.
- Contestants are expected to maintain the decorum and dignity of a yachtsman and not behave like pirates. Remember, this is all for fun!
- Boat design is left to the builder’s imagination. Creativity is encouraged and costumes are allowed. The judges decide on the interpretation of the rules. No bribing the judges. Upon completion of the competition each team must take their creation home.
Will we have a fireworks display this year?
Yes. The Eagle Lake Improvement Association will once again serve as the coordinating sponsor for the annual fireworks display. We are pleased to announce that the 2019 event will be held on Saturday, August 24th, beginning at around 8:45pm (or as soon as conditions allow). With a rain date of Sunday, August 25th, we suggest having flexible weekend travel plans because you don't want to miss the show.
What are the rules for the annual photo contest?
CATEGORIES: Eagle Lake Nature (animals/plants/birds, etc), Eagle Lake People/Water Activities, and Eagle Lake Water Scenes
ELIGIBILITY: The contest is open to any child or adult living in the Town of Dover, including both year-round and summer/vacation-home residents. A person can enter one photograph in each category for a total of three entries. All photographs must be taken by the person entering them!
SIZE: 8 x 10” enlargements (up to 8 ½ x 11”) are preferred and recommended, but 5 x 7” or 4 x 6” prints will be accepted.
SPECIFICS: Photographs can be color or non-color. No borders of any kind. No captions. Photographs must be mounted using rubber cement or spray adhesive to an 11 x 14” tag or poster board. Winners must supply JPEG files for future promotions in print, website content, and social media.
DEADLINE FOR 2019 CONTEST: Entries must be dropped off by 4:00 pm Monday, August 19th at the Dover Town Hall during normal business hours (Mon-Thurs 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Fridays until noon.)
ANNUAL MEETING: All entries will be displayed at the ELIA Annual Meeting on August 24th. Winners will be indicated and prizes awarded. People attending the meeting can vote for People’s Choice photo.
PUBLIC DISPLAY: The top 3 entries in each category, plus the People’s Choice photo will be put on display at Michael’s On The Lake from August 24 through September 1. They can be picked up after 5:00 pm on September 1 or the following week at the Town Hall. ALL OTHER ENTRIES will be released at the conclusion of the Annual Meeting or can be claimed at the Town Hall the following week.
Who gets invited to the Welcome New Neighbor party?
Excellent question, with a complicated answer. We make an effort to invite all residents who've moved into our area during the past year, but it's not an easy task.
Within certain neighborhoods, the community associations are aware of new residents or changes in ownership and share that information with EagleLakeIA. For larger neighborhoods like the Eagle Lake Manor, it is harder to track. Therefore, we make an effort to monitor real estate sales activity for properties in our area. The weekly sales summary in the Racine newspaper, as well as the public information available on the Racine County website, are useful resources for this effort.
Our goal is to reach out to new residents as soon as we can, with a genuine desire to welcome them as neighbors and provide a copy of our Welcome New Neighbor manual. Being part of a lake community is unique and those new to the area may have questions about their neighborhoods or lake properties. The EagleLakeIA board feels it is important to provide a social atmosphere in which our new residents can meet neighbors, ask questions, and begin to feel the sense of community that is part of our mission.