Wappapello Lake celebrates Waterfest
Monday, June 28, 2021
The annual Ranger Willie’s Waterfest held Saturday kicked off two weekends of Independence Day fun for the region.
Waterfest was held at Wappapello Lake and included a fashion show for personal flotation devices, sandcastle competitions, cardboard boat races and much more.
The fun continues Fri- day with the Little Miss and Mr. Firecracker Pageant will be held at 5:30 p.m. in Poplar Bluff at the Holiday Inn ballroom.
A movie in the park will also be held Friday at the Spillway Recreation Area at dusk, followed by fireworks at Wappapello Lake on Saturday.
Downtown Poplar Bluff will host a parade at 9 a.m. Saturday, and fireworks on Sunday.
Participants race cardboard boats Saturday at Wappapello Lake in the ages 7 to 10
Children participate in the blind water balloon volleyball game.
Mika, a participant in the personal flotation devise fashion show, models a life jacket.
Participants mold a
turtle out of sand, to capture the second place in the sand sculpting competition.
Emi and Elli took third place for their mermaid
sand sculpture in sculpting contest.
Bentley and Ryker Womack placed first in the sand sculpting content with this display Saturday at Wappapello Lake.
Youth ages 11-15 compete in an inner
tube race Saturday at Wappapello Lake.
Children compete Saturday in the ages 7-10 cardboard boat race.
A U.S. Army Corps of Engineers staff member and participant give a thumbs up during the cardboard boat race.