Christmas in July marks Salamonie’s 50th birthday

Salamonie Lake will celebrate Christmas in July and its 50th birthday with games, food, a parade, live music, campsite decorating and more July 21 through July 23.

Images from the lake’s history will be on display at the Interpretive Center on Friday, July 21, at 8 p.m.

A pancake and sausage breakfast runs from 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, July 22. The meal will be prepared by the Friends of the Upper Wabash Interpretive Services Friends group. Donations will be accepted.

Other Saturday activities include a party at the pond from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. with water games with the local fire department, a youth archery shoot (staff will provide equipment and safety instruction) and a corn hole tournament.

A parade honoring Smokey Bear’s and Salamonie Lake’s birthdays begins at 6:45 p.m. in the modern campground at Lost Bridge West. Birthday cupcakes will be served afterward.

Live music runs from 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Judging of decorated campsites begins at 8:30 p.m. on Saturday. Winners will be announced at 9:30 a.m. Sunday at the campground shelter.

Salamonie Lake is at 9214 West-Lost Bridge West, Andrews.