Woman’s Club to host 4th annual Mermaid Festival


The Canyon Lake Woman’s Club will host its 4th annual Mermaid Festival on June 23 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Indian Beach. This free community-wide event will feature the ever-popular Cardboard Boat Challenge, 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.

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 popular Cardboard Boat Challenge also offers cash prizes in both youth and adult categories.

This year’s grand prize drawing prizes include an Aqua Lily Pad, kids kayak and three $100 cash prizes. Tickets are $5 each.

The Mermaid Lounge will offer drinks and adult beverages. Food booths will offer a variety of items.

Vendors booths are available: single booths are $40, double booths are $80. One vendor will be awarded $50 for Best Dressed Booth. For booth reservations, 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 Canyon Lake Woman’s Club is a non-profit, non-partisan, philanthropic service organization that was founded in 1972. 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 the Mermaid Festival, contact Jan May at 951-970-8333. For sponsorship information, contact Tammy Stone at 909-223-4999.