Wow what a great July 4th celebration. Kudos to the SLLA Recreation Committee for volunteering their time to put all of the festivities together, the golf cart parade and boat show even though the Laser show was a disappointment,it seemed like all the families and kids were having a blast.Isn‘t that what July 4th is all about?
Regarding fireworks, 8 licensed and insured vendors were contacted between December 2021 and April 2022. Quotes ranged from $1000 to $1200 per minute. No vendor was willing to do a show for the $8,500 budget and only one vendor had availability over the weekend, Friday, July 2nd, for a cost of $22,000.
Rather than do nothing for the third year in a row, the Board wanted to bring the community together for this proud and important day. Thus, in April, 6 professional Laser show companies from Connecticut to Florida were contacted. Only one had availability over the July 4th weekend.
At a cost of $5,000 for a 30-minute show, the Board felt the laser show was a reasonable alternative, well under budget, and worth setting up as the finale to a great afternoon and evening of activities for our residents and their guests on the evening of July 3rd. The lakes will remain open all day this year.
A fun filled afternoon and evening are on the calendar for Seven Lakes North and South residents on Sunday July 3rd.
Festivities will begin mid-afternoon at Sequoia Point with two food trucks representing American traditions. King Hot Dog, which also offers gourmet hamburgers and other sandwich items, and Kona Ice, for a refreshing treat or dessert. Both food trucks will be on site until 9 pm.
At 7:30 the Recreation Committee has planned a number of games and activities for all ages.
These include a USA themed scavenger hunt, patriotic trivia and other games. Glow sticks will be given out for the main event after sunset.
At 9:15 pm an Americana themed laser show with music will reflect over lake Sequoia to celebrate Independence Day and to bring the North and South community together after a 2 year hiatus.
For those of you that haven‘t attended a lazer light show you are going to enjoy a spectacular event.
While the gathering of Seven Lakes residentson July 3rd marksa return to normalcy in some ways, it will also include the new component: a laser light show, which replaces the standard fireworks show put on by the recreation committee.
Throughout the evening, residents can gather to enjoy the live music, play games, get glow sticks and try food trucks offering hot dogs, burgers to Kona Ice.
The laser show will begin a few minutes after 9 p.m., kicking off Patriotic songs.
This year you will be able to bringyour petsdue to the lack of fireworks.
Multicolored lights will swirl over the lake overhead in sync to the music..
A professional staging stirs feelings, lets one marvel, creates goose bumps, takes one into another world.
Formerly, mainly as special eye-catcher in discotheques, on festivals as well as concerts – nowadays a laser spectacle is booked as a highlight for any kind of occasion or used supportively as an important element at multimedia shows e.g. in hotels likely combined with LED, lasers, video, artists, fireworks, light and more.
This means the entire Sequoia Point, the marina, and the boat ramp will be open all day.
In previous years, due to spectator and boat safety concerns with fireworks in such close proximity, ½ Sequoia Point, the bathrooms and the entire marina areas were closed off most of the day and for all of the evening.