Here are some pictures for you to enjoy from the Portage Lakes Boat Parade. The parade isn't very long, but it grows a little bigger each year. The entrants decorate their boats, mostly pontoon boats, and cruise around the lakes waving and throwing candy just like a regular parade.
There were more boats than this, many with cheerleaders, local political figures and kids throwing candy or squirting water, but these are the highlights.
The Safety Boat- On the back was a huge sign that read: "Caution. Men NOT Working."
The Mystery Machine complete with Scooby Doo and Gang.
Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory- They played the "Oopma-Loompa" song while 'Willy Wonka' zipped around them on a jet ski. There was also a "chocolate" fountain pouring off the back.
The Fire Boat
The Military Tank-
Under the Sea- I loved the mermaids on the front!
National Parks- This was probably my favorite. Smoky the Bear was on the front, the "wheels" actually turned and on the back was a sign that said: "Go PARKing!" Very cute.