WHITE LAKE — The 35th annual White Lake Water Festival was held this weekend under warm sunny skies with temperatures reaching into the 80s.
The events kicked off on Friday night with a free concert to the sounds of South of Sanity from 7 until 9 p.m. at Goldstons Beach. There was also a Classic Car Cruise-In beginning at 6:30 p.m.
On Saturday morning, folks enjoyed a panckae breakfast at the White Lake Fire Department followed by the parade at 10 a.m. and a barbecue plate fundraiser at the fire departmetn at 11 a.m.
The parade’s grand marshall was East Bladen High School Athleticfs Director Patty Evers, who was recognized as N.C. Coach of the Year in 2007 and 2011.
There was fun to be found all day Saturday with DJ and line dancing at Goldston’s Beach, live entertainment under the tent at Goldston’s Beach as well as a corn hole tournmanet and co-ed volleyball tournment at the festival grounds located on U.S. 701 across from the Scotchman store.
There was a also a lawnmower tractor pull, classic car show and plenty of crafts vendors.
Folks also chose to enjoy a swim in the clear cool waters off the Goldston’s Beach pier.