The Lake Anasagunticook Association (LAA) will hold its annual “Lake Days” celebration at the Canton Boat Launch in Canton, Maine, on Saturday, August 12, from 11 AM to 2 PM. Additionally, kayak races and “blindfold” canoe races will be held on the Canton Beach beginning at 10 AM. The events are in celebration of summer on the lake. The general public is invited to attend. Admission is free, and the celebration will be held rain or shine.
Lake Days will be held at the Canton Boat Launch (7 Staples Hill Road, Canton, Maine). Entertainment will be provided by singer and DJ Jason Lee. Feel free to bring a picnic lunch or purchase one at Phat Vinnies Food Truck (a division of Alabama’s BBQ) that will be on site. Enjoy free ice cream, watermelon, and water bottles. There will be a slip-n-slide for kids, and LAA gear will be available for purchase. Raffle tickets will be for sale for an opportunity to win prizes--including an overnight stay and dinner at Boston’s Lenox Hotel valued at $900!
If you would like to participate in the kayak races and/or the “blindfold” canoe races, they will be held on Canton Beach at 10 AM. Kayaker, please bring your kayak. Canoes and blindfolds will be provided for the blindfold canoe races (a hilarious race where the paddlers are blindfolded and the passengers shout directions!). Everyone must wear a life vest to participate in either event.
The Lake Anasagunticook Association is an all-volunteer, not-for-profit organization concerned with the preservation and protection of the lake as a natural resource.
Two Raffles in August!
The LAA is holding two raffles this year. One will be our annual raffle at our Lake Days celebration on Saturday, 12 August. The second is a membership raffle. It will be held during the LAA Annual Meeting on Sunday, 13 August at 9 a.m. at the Canton Historical Society. When you pay your 2022 and/or 2023 dues, you will automatically be entered in the membership raffle.
Prizes include an apron, packaged meats, and a cheeseboard and knives donated by Chris Perry at Fiorucci Food; fresh sweet corn donated by Conant Farms; honey donated by Al Frazelli; a floral bouquet donated by Loretta Blancato of Specialty Cut Flowers; theme baskets donated by the Rothrocks; handcrafted hula-hoops donated by Debbie Hamilton; a honeybee stained-glass piece donated by Joanne Bartlett; a braided wool rug donated by Mel Barron; stuffed animals by the Maine Audubon Society; one-hour massage and basket of doTERRA Essential Oils donated by Ella Coffren; one-night stay and dinner donated by Sanders Hotel Group; a $25 Canton Variety gift card donated by the Canton Variety; a geese painting donated by Tom Hamilton, and a $50 Hannaford gift card donated by Hannaford.