Shake the Lake 2018 Ends With a Bang

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Shake the Lake 2018 was a success with good weather, good crowd and good fireworks to finish off the Independence Day Celebration.(Photo:GaryBolden/RheaReview)

Fireworks bring to End 2018 July 4th Celebration

July 2018

Spring City, TN —  The Shake the Lake 2018 July 4th Celebration was delayed a week but weather came up good, attendance went well and the fireworks brought to an end 2018 Shake the Lake.

Day began with the Mr and Miss Fireworks Pageant that brought in around 100 participants for the day.  Crowns were earned by top thee and sometimes four finishers in ages birth up to eight years old in male and female division.  Judges for the Mr and Miss Firecracker competition were: Baylee McCoy(2012 Little Miss Spring City, 2014 Young Miss Spring City, 2017 Junior Miss Spring City, 2017, 2017 Strawberry Pageant and 2017 Young Miss Fairest of the Fair), Allison Varner(2015 Young Miss Spring City, 2016 Young Miss Fairest of the Fair and 2014 Young Miss Strawberry) and Abby Sattler(2015 Junior Miss Spring City and 2008 Young Miss Spring City).  Lilly Kate Lancaster was the emcee for the event.

During the day there were several vendors setup around the Veteran’s Park venue with plenty of offerings of food and beverages for the Shake the Lake crowd.  There were also vendors with different crafts as well as several local politicians.

Children took advantage of the play area with slides, swings and more for playing.  Some took a a trip just over the way to the splash pad.

After the pageant came the staples of the afternoon.  The pickle and watermelon eating contest pulled in a good amount of contestants and fans alike.  Later in the afternoon the duck race brought home winners with a Laz-Z-Boy chair being the big prize.

As darkness approached, the Rhea Springs Revival Band kept the crowd entertained until darkness arrived.  A very nice fireworks show finished off the day for Shake the Lake 2018.

Of course the Shake the Lake day could not have been possible without the many volunteers that made it possible.

Fireworks Tonight are sponsored by the following businesses, and community organzations:

Big Aplle Market
1st Bank of Tennessee
A Storage Place
Vaughn Funeral Home
General Shale
New Beginning Church
Ace Hardware
Kiwanis Club of Spring City
La-Z-Boy Furniture of Dayton
South East Bank

Spring City Parks and Recreation and Friends of the Park would like to THANK our Sponsors for Shake the Lake 2018.

LeeAnn’s Fruit Market
Piggly Wiggly
Galloway’s Ace Hardware
A Storage Place
Jim Reed
Galloway’s Sign Shop
Goody’s Power Sweeping

Thanks to Jason Yuhas and Crew for preparing the Park! We appreciate you all!

Special Thanks to Debbie Dillard and BJ Neal for entrusting us with their children who helped us clean the creek for the Duck Race, set up Equipment, Tear Down and Everything in Between! Thank You All!

Special Thanks to Heather Purser Graves for helping us with the Pageants (and everything else…much to numerous to list). We couldn’t have done it without you! Thank You!

Check below for winners of pageants, eating contest and duck race.

AgeM/FPlaceName
Newborn-12 monthsFemale1stEnola Saunders
Newborn-12 monthsFemale2ndPaislyn Reed
Newborn-12 monthsFemale3rdShantay Clark
Newborn-12 monthsMale1stRiver Wescolowski
Newborn-12 monthsMale2ndGunner Bates
Newborn-12 monthsMale3rdColden Beebe
13-23 monthsFemale1stKhloe Campbell
13-23 monthsFemale2ndKaisha Waller
13-23 monthsFemale3rdAllyson Stacy
13-23 monthsMale1stThornhill Stockman
13-23 monthsMale2ndJohn Michael Bishop
13-23 monthsMale3rdMaddox Davis
2-3 years oldFemale1stKinslee  Ann Sinclair
2-3 years oldFemale2ndTaylor Marie Bivens
2-3 years oldFemale3rdStella Smith
2-3 years oldMale1stGarin Jenkins
2-3 years oldMale2ndChevy Dodd
2-3 years oldMale3rdNolan Mitchell
4-5 year oldFemale1stMacy Maerki
4-5 year oldFemale2ndArianna Miranda
4-5 year oldFemale3rdKinlee Patton
4-5 year oldMale1stBrantley Tater Clark
4-5 year oldMale2ndJayden Crawdord
4-5 year oldMale3rdBryce Bass
4-5 year oldMale3rdBradley Cox
6-7-8 year oldFemale1stKaylen Ainsworth
6-7-8 year oldFemale2ndMaddilyn Core
6-7-8 year oldFemale3rdKarman Cook
6-7-8 year oldMale1stMichael Waller
6-7-8 year oldMale2ndGage Arrowood
6-7-8 year oldMale3rdCaygon Waller
Adult to 14 Pickle Eating1stKenneth Hackler
Adult to 14 Pickle Eating2ndAustin Morris
Adult to 14 Pickle Eating3rdJacob Rains
Adult to 14 Pickle Eating4thHagan Ray
13 and under Pickle Eating1stAddyson Beasley
13 and under Pickle Eating2ndEmmalina Harper
13 and under Pickle Eating3rdGage Arrowood
13 and under Pickle Eating4thAbbygail Harper
0-13 Watermelon Eating1stMaylee Blogan
0-13 Watermelon Eating2ndCameron Hale
0-13 Watermelon Eating3rdJimmy Cox
Watermelon Eaging Adult1stRonnie Harper
Watermelon Eaging Adult2ndApril Hackler
Watermelon Eaging Adult3rdStacey Wilkerson
Watermelon Eaging Adult4thCraig Luther
Duck Race – Chair1stJamie Pritchett
Duck Race – $ 100 Gas Card2ndHunter McCuiston
Duck Race – $ 50 Gas Card3rdBill Ray Patton
Duck Race – Last DuckLastJim Galloway

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