Saturday, June 3 – Lakeside Memorial Park and Beach

Boat Showcase and Voting for People’s Choice Award: 10:00am – 11:30am

Launching of boats into Forest Lake #1 and judging by local leaders: 11:30am – 12:30pm


Build-a-BoatAll Aboard! Come One, Come ALL to this fun-filled family event featuring all eight local Forest Lake Area Elementary Schools, North Lakes Academy and Lakes International Language Academy competing on one lift!

Each boat will be launched into the icy downtown beach waters of Forest Lake #1 from 11:30am – 1:30pm and scored by a panel of three local judges. The winner of the Judge’s Award will receive the traveling Captain’s Trophy and an iPad for their school.

The boats created by each school will be judged on the following criteria:

  1. Representation of individual school and community
  2. Must be made from raw materials and
  3. Must have the capacity to float

Families can support their school and boat by casting a yellow ballot for The People’s Choice Award. The top two boats with the most ballot votes will be invited to paddle along in the 4th of July FL parade.

Announcement of all winners and a short program will follow the launch.

Judge’s Award Past School Winners:

2012:  Wyoming Elementary

2013:  Forest View Elementary

2014:  Forest View Elementary

2015: St. Peter’s Elementary

People’s Choice Award Past School Winners:

2014:  Columbus Elementary and LILA (tie)


Thanks to TEFFLA (The Education Foundation of the Forest Lake Area) and Hallberg Marine for sponsoring the popular Build-A-Boat Challenge.

TEFFLAHallberg Marine

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