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Deer Lake Frolic
The Deer Lake Assn Frolic takes place at Camp Hiawatha in August of each year. The Frolic is a great time for our community to come together and serves as the DLA's major fundraiser for the year. Neighbors, guests, and the general public are welcome to attend the Frolic. You don't need to be a member of the DLA to attend. The Frolic includes great food: top sirloin BBQ, corn-on-the-cob, bread, beans, salad, and Dairy Queen dessert. The Frolic also includes live music, door prizes, games for adults and kids, silent auction, and more.
If you have family/guests that Saturday, consider bringing them to the Frolic instead of cooking. Tickets are $10 each. Children age 6 and under are free. If you are busy that day or are otherwise unable to attend, please consider buying tickets anyway simply to support the good work of the DLA. Buy one for each family member!
Funds earned from the Frolic are put to good use on Deer Lake. The DLA provides leadership and a collective voice for preserving Deer Lake's fragile ecosystem, rugged shoreline, numerous uninhabited islands, and the magnificent hues and clarity of its water. We are currently focused on keeping Zebra Mussels and other invasives out of Deer Lake. We are also active in the community, sponsoring environmental education, funding two annual scholarships for graduating local high school seniors, and coordinating regular clean-up projects.
A community event put on by the DLA for everyone!
Frolic Pix from 2016
The Lake Challenge Puppet marches into the crowd with Hugs and photo-ops.
The Boutique does a fine business.
Steve Lawrence and Tom Dimich show of their hand-built canoe.
John and Sandy Perkins perform.
Visitors from neighboring lakes join the fun.
The BBQ is cooked to perfection.
Line-up for a delicious meal on the lawn.
Serving lines dish out supper.
The Master of Ceremonies proclaimes that the Games Begin!
Water ballon toss.
Some get wet!
Kids carry on.
Frolics from Years Past:
PIX from FROLIC 2014
The Crowd Gathers
Suddenly a Giant Frolic Puppet appears on the Scene
Don't hold back your enthusiasm!
The Deer Lake Challenge is a GeoCache for the whole lake
Lots to talk about.
Cooking up a Storm
A kid reaches for a Water Balloon
Will he catch it?
Only the Frolic Puppet knows for sure! photos by RA