2013 AYC 4th of July Extravaganza
Hear ye! Hear ye! It is to be declared that all men, women and children of the Atlanta Yacht Club have the unalienable right to celebrate the 4th of July over the course of the 4th, 5th, 6th, and 7th of July this year, two thousand and thirteen.
MEAL RESERVATIONS FOR JULY 4 AND JULY 5 CAN BE MADE ONLINE OR VIA THE RESERVATIONS HOTLINE - 770-638-0300.
RESERVATIONS MUST BE MADE BY JULY 1!
Wednesday, July 3rd:
At dark: Allatoona Yacht Club will do fireworks weather permitting. Contact: Mitzi Wade or Nancy
Thursday, July 4th:
10 AM silent auction start of old clubhouse articles. All the unused furniture and kitchen furnishings from the old clubhouse will be placed on silent auction over the holiday weekend. Contact: Greg Kibler.
NOTE CHANGE IN TIME:
11:30AM: Decorate bikes, trikes, wagons, scooters, etc. for the PARADE - at the Clubhouse
12PM The Rally Round the Flag and Salute to America, with Commodore Mitchell speaking about Freedom and the Significance of the 4th of July followed by the Children's Parade of decorated bikes, trikes, wagons and scooters. Contact: Debbie Dryden
2 PM Sandcastle contest at the Swim Beach. Contact: Diana Bensyl
2PM Portsmouth Pursuit. Boats that are rated the fastest (Thistles) start last, and the slower boats (Lasers) start first so that, in theory, all the boats finish at the same time. Skipper’s meeting 1 PM. Contact: Ron Redner or Orren Williams
5 PM "Fun 'n Games" - Relay Races (sack races, 3-legged races, egg-in-spoon races), Tug of War, Seed Spitting Contests. Yard between the main entrance and the playground. Contact: Beth Tumlin
6 PM Burgers and dogs "great American melting pot" cookout. Bleu cheese, goat cheese, American cheese, nacho cheese--if it melts, we’ll have it on hand to top your burger or dog! And we will have a few unusual burger and dog choices along with the standards. (AYC buy and grill; $8 adults, $4 kids) at the clubhouse. Contact: Diana Bensyl RSVP by July 1 online at www.atlantayacht club.org or through the Reservations Hotline at 770-638-0300.
Friday, July 5th:
10:30 AM Motor boat fleet will host brunch (Please bring a potluck breakfast item). Motorboat members will provide breakfast strata casseroles. Juices and champagne provided to make it extra festive. BBQ pavilion. Contact: Susan Smith, Peggy Padgett
6 PM Catered dinner (Willy’s--$10 adults, $5 kids). At the clubhouse. RSVP by July 1 online www.atlantayacht club.org or through the Reservations Hotline at 770-638-0300.
9 PM Movie night (Surprise!). At the clubhouse.
Saturday, July 6th:
9 AM Fishing contest. All ages welcome! Prizes for all. BYOPole. Bait provided. Motorboat dock. Contact: Peggy Padgett and Mitzi Wade
10 AM Paddle Skedaddle!* Kayaks, canoes, rowboats, shells, SUPs. Meet at BBQ shed for water play. Contact: Art and Nancy Molitor
10AM-6PM Bouncies and slides– each must be monitored by an adult. Volunteer list to be sent to members Contact: Suzanne Hamilton
6 PM Bring your own meat to grill and a side to share at the point
Sunday, July 7th:
9 AM Learn to Race Class – Opti dock
10 AM Church and refreshments
CANCELLED DUE TO MUD & RAIN 11:30 Tour of Cabins, Contact: Rita McCormack
None of these events are inherently superior one to another.
The events that shall be encompassed in this celebration will include among others, two dinners that will require RSVP’s by Monday, July 1st: Please make checks payable to AYC.
Thursday, July 4th: Burgers and dogs: Adults $8, kids $4
Friday July 5th: Willy’s Adult taco/nacho bar: $10, Kids cheese quesadillas with chips $5.
A list of volunteer positions will be sent out to the entire club. Please donate your time and expertise to make this the best celebration to date!
*Paddle Skedaddle* Calling all Silent Minority! If you’re one of those with a kayak or canoe, rowboat or shell, a stand-up paddle board or anything else human-powered, here at last is your chance to be seen and not heard. Join us at the waterfront on Saturday of July 4 weekend for the first epic AYC No grandiose agenda and definitely no racing -- just a chance to ogle at each other’s toys, share tips and techniques, ask questions and enjoy a Paddlers’ Morning Out together on the water. Maybe we’ll even have a paddling parade down into the cove, or raid the Girl Scout Camp! Refreshments on the house afterward -- if and when we decide to come back.
Can’t be there, or have two toys? Consider loaning or swapping. Or just curious and paddlecraftless? Come on down anyway for a look-see! Maybe you can catch a ride, or maybe catch the paddle bug. . . Serenity, after all, is contagious.
10:00 a.m. at the BBQ pavillion
Bring a paddle and skedaddle!