4th of July Weekend Recap
Independence Day Weekend is always a busy time here in the Shores. Despite the 50th last year being the biggest ever, this year was no exception.
The Festivities began on Saturday, July 1st with helicopter rides over the lake provided by Stellar Copters. Captain John Marstellar provided some of the best views of the lake throughout the day to many brave passengers, young and old. Here’s some video in case you would either like to relive the moment, or didn’t have the opportunity.
Also on Saturday was the Annual Jason Scribben Memorial Volleyball Tournament. The game is played in the memory of Jason P. Scribben, a senior at Grand Valley High School and died in a boating accident on Lake Roaming Rock on July 4th, 1998. The winners this year (once again) were the Ruebel family.
The day capped off with a bang… literally… with the Annual Roaming Shores Fireworks Display. I know we say this every year, but this show was truly one of the best ever! Thank you to everyone who contributed towards making the fireworks show a reality that keeps getting better year after year!
The following morning was the 2nd Annual ‘Givin’ it a Tri in the Shores’, a fun Mini Triathlon where participants completed a 160yd swim in the lake, a 5.75mi bike ride, and a 2 mile run.
This year there were 50 participants. 16 males and 18 females competed as individuals, along with 16 relay team members making up 6 teams.
- 1st Place – Lisa Wade
- 2nd Place – Kara Ralston
- 3rd Place – Jessica Finley
Runners up were, Mary Schultz, Natalie Breedlove, Sam Taylor, Angela Poole, Jessica Nevison, Randi Morris, Kim Kilby, Dawn Longo, Bethany Mercer, Vicki Struhar, Judy Rogers, Karen Ralston)
- 1st Place – Brendan Melling
- 2nd Place – John Ralston
- 3rd Place – Dan Mercer
Runners up were, Jason Bogaczyk, Doug Daugherty, Tony Perry, Terry Putt, Josh Krumpak, Scott Styers, Doug England, Jim Perry, Blake Morris, Jeff Morris, Johnny Ralston, Jonathan Ives)
- 1st Place – BAM! (Ben, Amber, and Mike Meddock)
- 2nd Place – Jason, Tommie, and Maddison Marzina
- 3rd Place – No Common Sense (Vincent & Brian Delo)
Runners up were, Sarah Sanzo & Debbie Kitson and Almost Died Tri-ing (Edna Sherry, Kerri Philips, Kara Mekulsia)
Congratulations to the winners! Thank you to the Roaming Shores Police Department, Rome Fire Department, SCAD, and the various departments that make up the water rescue team for keeping our participants safe. Thanks also go out to our organizers and volunteers for making the race happen and keeping our participants on course, and last but not least, thank you again to our sponsors HLM Property Management, PermaGro, Crandall Builders, Kennington Electric
Signsations, Crandall Connection, C&L Lawn Service, Inc., Title Professionals, Inc., Ziegler Heating and Cantini’s Village Market for your sponsorship of the race.
We hope you had a great, fun, and enjoyable weekend!