Dozens of boats participated in this year's July 4th boat parade organized by lake resident Tom Quinn and his family and friends. The parade traveled from channel marker B25 along the arm of the Blackwater River to Hales Ford Bridge. This is the fourth year the parade has been held at SML with Quinn leading the parade in his antique Chris Craft "Patriot" with friend Bruce Ibe holding a salute and the American flag. 

- Karen Dillon, Laker Weekly