Canyon Lake Woman’s Club gears up for Mermaid Festival


The Canyon Lake Woman’s Club is gearing up for it 4th annual Mermaid Festival on June 23 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Indian Beach. This free community event will feature a Cardboard Boat Race, Knobbly Knees Contest, costume competitions, Best Dressed Booth Contest, Mermaid Grotto with photo opportunities with mermaids, opportunity drawings, silent auction, grand prize drawings, games and crafts for children, vendors and food booths.

The prizes for the grand prize drawing include an Aqua Lily Pad, kids kayak and three $100 cash prizes. Tickets are $5 each.

This year’s costume competitions include Best Dressed Mermaid, Best Dressed Junior Mermaid, Best Dressed Junior Pirate and the popular Knobbly Knees Contest. The winners will be awarded $25.

The Cardboard Boat Race also offers cash prizes. First place adult will receive $100. First place youth will receive $75. The Judges Choice and Best Dressed Vessel winners will be awarded $50 each. Signups are taken at the POA office. Registration is free for those who sign up by June 15. Registration is $10 for those who sign up after June 15.

Vendors are also being sought. Single vendor booths are $40; double booths are $80. One vendor will be awarded $50 for Best Dressed Booth. For booth registration, contact Rose Marie Hand at 951-212-1946.

Donations in the form of items and certificates are being sought for the silent auction and opportunity drawings. The donation deadline is June 15.

The Canyon Lake Woman’s Club is a non-profit, non-partisan, philanthropic service organization that was founded in 1972. The club hosts several events throughout the year to help raise money for local charities and in the form of scholarships to Canyon Lake students. In 2017, the club donated $15,000 in scholarships and $16,000 to local charities. This year the club is on target to give away $21,000 in scholarships and $21,000 to local charities.

For more information about this event, contact Jan May at 951-970-8333.