Children blow bubbles during the inaugural Lake Arthur Freedom Festival. The patriotic celebration featured children games, cardboard boat races, ice cream eating contest, apple pie contest, magic shows, talent show, food, music and a fireworks display. (Doris Maricle / American Press)
Last Modified: Thursday, June 14, 2012 7:03 PM
LAKE ARTHUR — Entries are being accepted for events to be held during the Lake Arthur Freedom Fest on Saturday, June 30.
Contestants for the Blue Ribbon Apple Pie Contest should bring their pies to Town Hall by 10 a.m. June 30. Each pie will be judged on overall appearance, crust, flavor, filling and creativity. Pies must be accompanied by their recipes.
Judging will begin at 11 p.m. For more information on the pie contest, call Janet Marceaux 329-0043.
Entries are also being sought for the cardboard boat race. Boats for the race must be waterproof and built of cardboard, duct tape and one-part polyurethane.
Registration forms must be dropped off at Town Hall by 4 p.m. Friday, June 29, or submitted by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. There is no entry fee.
Sign-in for the race begins at 11 a.m. in Lake Arthur Town Park. All boats must be registered by noon. The race begins at 1 p.m. For information, call Christy Broussard at 658-0555.
Entries are also being sought for the boat poker run. The entry fee is $25 per boat, which includes one play card per boat. Additional play cards are $10 each.
Current and past military personnel will be honored on the Freedom Fest Military Wall. Information including name, rank, branch of service, years of service, tours served and awards, along with a 5-by-7-inch or smaller photo, should be submitted to Town Hall prior to the festival.
The festival will also include a look-a-like contest, remote-control boat races, canoe races, ice cream eating contest, family scavenger hunt, F-18 fly over, live music, blessing of the fleet, fireworks, a carnival, games, fun jumps and magic show.
For information and entry forms, go online to www.lakearthurfestivals.com or call Town Hall at 774-2211.