Yacht Club members gather to clean up lake

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The Canyon Lake Yacht Club held its annual Lake Clean Up Day this past Saturday, May 12. Sixteen adventurous Yacht Club members embarked on a mission, scouring the shoreline, ridding the lake of unwanted debris. The crews consisted of boat captains Pete Delia, Mike Lee, Mike Hall and Ron Wilbur. Two or three Yacht Club members accompanied each captain. Crew members Chuck and Selene Gentz, Mickey and Penny Owens, Jim Lafferty, Sherry Reeves, Kathy Barbay, Dimitry Robinson, Faye Wilbur, Tammy Revard, Bob Templeton and Dave Dain along with the captains graciously volunteered about three hours of their time to complete the task.

The Yacht Club members gathered at Diamond Point Park. From there, two boats took to the East Bay and the remaining two headed to the main Lake. The boats went down every cove and every inch of the shoreline that is accessible by boat. The Canyon Lake POA provided large skimming nets and heavy-duty trash bags that aided in the cleanup. The Yacht Club members managed to fill about five bags of trash along with various other items, including a metal child’s chair. A lot of cans and bottles were found along the shoreline.

The Yacht Club would like to thank the captains and crew who volunteered their time to make this annual event a success.

The Canyon Lake Yacht Club meets monthly on the fourth Thursday in the Holiday Bay Room at the lodge. Cocktail hour is at 5 p.m. Dinner is served at 6 p.m. and the meeting starts at 7 p.m. Dinner is $15. Boat ownership is not a criterion for membership. Annual membership is $15 per person. Members enjoy fun events throughout the year, including the Moonlight Cruise, Progressive Dinner and Parade of Lights. For more information, call Membership Chair Mary Jane Kelly at 951-244-1768 or Commodore Dave Dain at 714-580-9358.

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