Opinion: ‘Christmas in July’ event shows off lake’s beauty

“Christmas in July” was the theme of a boat parade Saturday evening at Wyandotte County Lake. (Photo by Lou Braswell)

by Lou Braswell

The pontoons on parade event on Saturday evening, July 26, has to be rated as a fantastic event on beautiful Wyandotte County Lake.

The theme for the day was Christmas in July, and it was carried out on all the 49 entries. Hope this will be annual event.

The boats paraded past the Beach Shelter and on down the lake and then on their return back to the dock area. With their lights on the boats set the lake off in a splendid view, lights reflecting on the water.

Wyandotte County Parks and Rec did a great job in promoting the lake along with fun in the sun, and imagination on the water.

“Christmas in July” was the theme of a boat parade Saturday evening at Wyandotte County Lake. (Photo by Lou Braswell)

“Christmas in July” was the theme of a boat parade Saturday evening at Wyandotte County Lake. (Photo by Lou Braswell)

“Christmas in July” was the theme of a boat parade Saturday evening at Wyandotte County Lake. (Photo by Lou Braswell)

More photos from the Wyandotte County Fair

Visitors to the Wyandotte County Fair on Saturday enjoyed a ride on a mechanical bull. Saturday was the last day of the fair this year. (Photo by Steve Rupert)

A water activity was one way to cool off Saturday at the Wyandotte County Fair. The heat index was around 100 degrees Saturday. (Photo by Steve Rupert)

A sunflower contest was held at this year’s Wyandotte County Fair in memory of Roy Breedlove, long-time leader of the Brauer Beavers 4-H Club. (Photo by Steve Rupert)

A scene from Saturday’s Wyandotte County Fair. It was the last day of the five-day event this year.

A carnival scene from the Wyandotte County Fair Friday. (Photo by Steve Rupert)

A carnival scene from the Wyandotte County Fair Friday. (Photo by Steve Rupert)

A carnival scene from the Wyandotte County Fair Friday. (Photo by Steve Rupert)

Faith news

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All Saints Catholic parish is planning a pancake breakfast from 8 a.m. to noon Aug. 3 in St. Cyril’s Hall, 44 N. Mill St. Donations are $6 for adults and $3 for children 12 and younger.

Edwardsville United Methodist Church second Saturday supper on Saturday, Aug. 9, will consist of traditional picnic foods. Donations of $8 for adults and $3 for children are requested. The church is at 302 N. Fourth St, Edwardsville,

Judson Baptist Church, 8300 State Ave., plans a picnic Sunday, Aug. 3, at the fellowship hall.

“Scripture Study, Bible Sharing and Reflection, Lectio and Journaling,” a regular weekly series facilitated by pastoral minister, Heather Neds, is offered from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Wednesdays at Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kan. This weekly Bible study group is based on the upcoming scripture readings from the Common Lectionary. There will be time for reflection, sharing and journaling. Call 913-906-8990 to register.

The Community Blood Center of Greater Kansas City will hold a blood drive from 3 to 7 p.m. Aug. 18 at Parkway Baptist Church classrooms, 12320 Parallel Parkway, Kansas City, Kan. For more information or to schedule an appointment, visit www.esavealifenow.org or call 816-753-4040.

St. Patrick’s CYO will benefit from the annual John Beggs Golf Tournament at 1 p.m. Friday, Aug. 1, at Painted Hills Golf Course, 71st and Parallel Parkway. Entry fee is $95 per person, including lunch and dinner. Pre-registration may be made to 913-645-5840. A marriage enrichment class will begin Wednesday, Aug. 6, at St. Patrick Catholic Church social hall, 94th and State Avenue. Classes will run from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays through Aug. 27. Dinner will be provided at 5:30 p.m. The classes are in a relaxed small-group atmosphere where topics such as problem solving, decision making, communication, hidden issues and commitment may be discussed. Trained facilitators will lead the class. The class is sponsored by Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas. Pre-registration is necessary to www.KansasLoveLetters.com or 913-906-8925.