SummerSalt-ing into the season

The SummerSalt weekend of events is back for its second year of kicking off the summer season in the White Lake area.

SummerSalt combines three events during the weekend of June 7-9.

Taste of White Lake

and Aftertaste

Friday, June 7

Friday night the Taste of White Lake fundraiser for The Playhouse at White Lake is back for its 11th year.

It will be held at Goodrich Park on the White Lake waterfront, but to avoid the long lines under the tent, this year the food vendors will be spread out on the park grounds, said organizer Laicey Chamberlain, owner of Gary’s Restaurant in Whitehall.

Another change this year will be that the entry ticket will include five free sample tickets. The entry ticket cost is $10. Additional sample tickets will be available for $1 each. Local vendors will price their own samples (by tickets).

Taste of White Lake features the samples of the best food, beverages and music White Lake has to offer. The prices are different. Beer from Fetch Brewery and wine are a $5 ticket. The hours are 5:00-8:00 p.m.

An After Taste will be held from 8:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m. For adults ages 21 and up, the After Taste features beer and wine, and live music. Those who attend Taste of White Lake can remain for free. All others have a $5 entry fee. Chamberlain said the After Taste will have a variety of domestic beers available for purchase.

Music that evening will be performed by the Carl Webb Band. Selected members of the band will play during Taste of White Lake while the full band will play during the After Taste, according to Chamberlain.,

Watermelon Roll

and Beer Garden

Saturday, June 8

The exciting Watermelon Roll down Dowling Hill in downtown Montague. The event will be similar to the popular Pumpkin Roll in October. Registration will start at 10:30 a.m. with the first Watermelon Roll heat at 12 p.m. Noon. The fee is $1 and watermelons provided by Montague Foods are available for $2 each. Contestants can bring their own watermelon.

Other activities downtown will include: face painting, seed spitting contest, watermelon eating contest, dunk tank and, new this year, a watermelon smash reminiscent of comedian Gallagher. For just $1, take a mallet and smash the watermelon after it rolled down the hill.

The seed spillinrg and dunk tank will begin at 11:30 a.m., watermelon smash will get underway at 12:30 p.m., and the watermelon eating contest will start at 1 p.m.

Feet on the Street

Sunday, June 9

The final event will be the 3rd annual Feet on the Street block party in downtown Whitehall, 2 p.m.-6 p.m. In its first year the event celebrated the completion of the Colby Street (BR-31) reconstruction and Phase 3 downtown improvements. It continues this year with a gathering under the traffic signal at Colby and Mears Avenue. There will be music, food truck, face painting and chalk drawing.

Chamberlain said money raised at the Taste of White Lake goes to The Playhouse at White Lake. Proceeds from the other events will go to support three youth organizations in the community — White Lake Interact, DECA and FFA. Members of those organizations will be volunteering at the events.

The Green Network will be on hand to help recycle and compost materials at the activities.

The anchor sponsor will be Shelby State Bank, and other sponsors will be Pub 111, Gary’s Restaurant, Boardwell Mechanical Services and Montague Foods.

SummerSalt-ing into the season

The SummerSalt weekend of events is back for its second year of kicking off the summer season in the White Lake area.

SummerSalt combines three events during the weekend of June 7-9.

Taste of White Lake

and Aftertaste

Friday, June 7

Friday night the Taste of White Lake fundraiser for The Playhouse at White Lake e is back for its 11th year.

It will be held at Goodrich Park on the White Lake waterfront, but to avoid the long lines under the tent, the year the food vendors will be spread out on the park grounds, said organizer Laicey Chamberlain, owner of Gary’s Restaurant in Whitehall.

Another change this year will be the entry ticket will include five free sample tickets. The entry ticket cost is $10. Additional sample tickets will be available for $1 each. Local vendors will price their own samples (by tickets).

Taste of White Lake features the samples of the best food, beverages and music White Lake has to offer. The prices are different. Beer from Fetch Brewery and wine are a $5 ticket. The hours are 5:00-8:00 p.m.

An After Taste will be held from 8:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m. For adults ages 21 and up, the After Taste features beer and wine, and live music. Those who attend Taste of White Lake can remain for free. All others have a $5 entry fee. Chamberlain said the After Taste will have a variety of domestic beers available for purchase.

Music that evening will be performed by the Carl Webb Band. Selected members of the band will play during Taste of White Lake while the full band will play during the After Taste, according to Chamberlain.,

Watermelon Roll

and Beer Garden

Saturday, June 8

The exciting Watermelon Roll down Dowling Hill in downtown Montague. The event will be similar to the popular Pumpkin Roll in October. Registration will start at 10:30 a.m. with the first Watermelon Roll heat at 12 p.m. Noon. The fee is $1 and watermelons provided by Montague Foods are available for $2 each. Contestants can bring their own watermelon.

Other activities downtown will include: face painting, seed spitting contest, watermelon eating contest, dunk tank and, new this year, a watermelon smash reminiscent of comedian Gallagher. For just $1, take a mallet and smash the watermelon after it rolled down the hill.

The seed spillinrg and dunk tank will begin at 11:30 a.m., watermelon smash will get underway at 12:30 p.m., and the watermelon eating contest will start at 1 p.m.

Feet on the Street

Sunday, June 9

The final event will be the 2nd annual Feet on the Street block party in downtown Whitehall, 2 p.m.-6 p.m. In its first year the event celebrated the completion of the Colby Street (BR-31) reconstruction and Phase 3 downtown improvements. It continues this year with a gathering under the traffic signal at Colby and Mears Avenue. There will be music, food and fun for all ages.

Chamberlain said money raised at the Taste of White Lake goes to The Playhouse at White Lake. Proceeds from the other events will go to support three youth organizations in the community — White Lake Interact, DECA and FFA. Members of those organizations will be volunteering at the events.

The Green Network will be on hand to help recycle and compost materials at the activities.

The anchor sponsor will be Shelby State Bank, and other sponsors will be Pub 111, Gary’s Restaurant, Boardwell Mechanical Services and Montague Foods.

The SummerSalt weekend of events is back for its second year of kicking off the summer season in the White Lake area.

SummerSalt combines three events during the weekend of June 7-9.

Taste of White Lake

and Aftertaste

Friday, June 7

Friday night the Taste of White Lake fundraiser for The Playhouse at White Lake e is back for its 11th year.

It will be held at Goodrich Park on the White Lake waterfront, but to avoid the long lines under the tent, the year the food vendors will be spread out on the park grounds, said organizer Laicey Chamberlain, owner of Gary’s Restaurant in Whitehall.

Another change this year will be the entry ticket will include five free sample tickets. The entry ticket cost is $10. Additional sample tickets will be available for $1 each. Local vendors will price their own samples (by tickets).

Taste of White Lake features the samples of the best food, beverages and music White Lake has to offer. The prices are different. Beer from Fetch Brewery and wine are a $5 ticket. The hours are 5:00-8:00 p.m.

New this year is an After Taste in the tent from 8:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m. For adults ages 21 and up, the After Taste features beer and wine, and live music. Those who attended Taste of White Lake can remain for free. All others have a $5 entry fee. Chamberlain said the After Taste will have a variety of domestic beers available for purchase.

Music that evening will be performed by the Carl Webb Band. Selected members of the band will play during Taste of White Lake while the full band will play during the After Taste, according to Chamberlain.,

Watermelon Roll

and Beer Garden

Saturday, June 8

The exciting Watermelon Roll down Dowling Hill in downtown Montague. The event will be similar to the popular Pumpkin Roll in October. Registration will start at 10:30 a.m. with the first Watermelon Roll heat at 12 p.m. Noon. The fee is $1 and watermelons provided by Montague Foods are available for $2 each. Contestants can bring their own watermelon.

Other activities downtown will include: face painting, seed spitting contest, watermelon eating contest, dunk tank and, new this year, a watermelon smash reminiscent of comedian Gallagher. For just $1, take a mallet and smash the watermelon after it rolled down the hill.

The seed spillinrg and dunk tank will begin at 11:30 a.m., watermelon smash will get underway at 12:30 p.m., and the watermelon eating contest will start at 1 p.m.

Feet on the Street

Sunday, June 9

The final event will be the 2nd annual Feet on the Street block party in downtown Whitehall, 2 p.m.-6 p.m. In its first year the event celebrated the completion of the Colby Street (BR-31) reconstruction and Phase 3 downtown improvements. It continues this year with a gathering under the traffic signal at Colby and Mears Avenue. There will be music, food and fun for all ages.

Chamberlain said money raised at the Taste of White Lake goes to The Playhouse at White Lake. Proceeds from the other events will go to support three youth organizations in the community — White Lake Interact, DECA and FFA. Members of those organizations will be volunteering at the events.

The Green Network will be on hand to help recycle and compost materials at the activities.