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Future Plans Pull From Park’s Past

Surf promoter hopes to restore Hostetler Park

The News Guard

A Lincoln City surf promoter used to talking up the biggest waves on the Oregon Coast is turning his attention to a calmer stretch of water, by trying to persuade the City to bring back a paddling and swimming area at the south end of Devils Lake.

John Forse, organizer of the Nelscott Reef Big Wave Classic surf event, wants to see the City breathe life back into the area around Hostetler Park, which, during its heyday in the 1960s, was home to boat docks, diving boards and even a burger bar catering to motorboats.

The park sits on the north bank of the lake at the mouth of the D River and is currently home to a few picnic tables, a trash can and lots of native vegetation. Continue reading

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Reminder: Potluck on the Point

Saturday August 6th at 6:00 pm

Please hold Saturday August 6th at 6:00 pm open to come join us for our Third Annual Potluck on the Point.  Last year was a great success with some sixty-five residents of Devils Lake in attendance. Come share some great food and fun with your lakeside neighbors.  The get together will be hosted by Mitch and Dana Moore at 2929 NE Loop Drive on Sand Point.

Plan to bring your favorite dish, appetizer, main dish or casserole and join us, with your neighbor and friends for an afternoon of fun. Watch your email for more details and be sure to mark your calendar today!

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Fireworks on Devils Lake

If you haven’t spent the 4th of July on Devils Lake you’ve missed a great way to enjoy the holiday.  After you’ve taken advantage of the many activities available in the surrounding communities it’s time to settle in for a spectacular fireworks display on the lake.  The open vista of the lake provides a great way to enjoy the many family displays that line the lake’s shore.  While some of these display may have used a liberal interpretation of what is a legal firework, there were three residents what sponsored legal, licensed pyrotechnical displays.  They were serious in their attempt entertain those on the lake.  Whether you were nestled by a campfire making somemores, or on a boat floating in the middle of the lake the display’s were colorful and lengthy.  The evening was calm and warm making this one of the most memorable 4th of July’s we’ve had.

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Gleneden Beach Parade

Devils Lake Was Well Represented

This was the first time we attended this 4th of July event down in Gleneden Beach.  It was a hoot with homemade floats, local business floats, bikes, bands, veterans, fire trucks all the stuff that makes a great patriotic parade.  Of great interest was how Devils Lake was a prominent part of the event.  Included in the procession were riders from Green Acres Stables on Rock Creek,  the Coast Guard Auxiliary, often seen on the lake, Jim Kusz and the Chicago Fire Boat now used for boater education, and a float occupied by the Devils Lake Red Devils a fixture on the lake some years ago.  Take a look at our photo galley to enjoy the festivities.

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Devils Lake Boat Parade

In an attempt to get lakeside residents in the mood for the upcoming July 4th celebration a small group of determined boaters took a lap around the lake sporting patriotic decor.  Long time residents on the lake remember 4th of July boat parades drawing large numbers.  Perhaps we can re-kindle this Devils Lake tradition in 2012?

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Neskowin Parade and BBQ

 Residents of Neskowin began their 4th of July morning with a parade around their community ending in a BBQ, book fair, bake sale and award ceremony.  While we missed the parade there were hundreds still milling about at the Hawk Creek wayside when we arrived.  From all accounts is was a great time culminating in a fireworks display in the evening.

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No Cows! But Great Parade

Residents of Sand Point kept up a 42 year history with the annual Forth of July-ish neighborhood parade.  Three generations participated in this year’s event featuring bikes, trikes, wagons, and garden carts.  Red, white and blue decor made for a patriotic and festive procession.  To ensure no challenge was made to the residents of Cloverdale no cows were permitted.  Parade organizers were heard to say that the Sand Point parade is likely the only parade circling a two block loop within two miles of the Pacific Ocean, to be found in the continental United States.  Please enjoy our photo gallery of this year’s event and the special video we posted on YouTube.

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