Some traditions like Christmas tree decorating and great-grandma’s secret recipe are passed down from generation to generation. Others can grow out of things as small as a game of hide and go seek or a couple frames of lawn bowling.
So what is your tradition? Take a minute to think about it…
While you’re thinking, let me tell you about ours.
The 4th of July
The 4th of July is a tradition at Madden’s. And it’s not just a one day affair. Depending on what day of the week the fourth is on, we plan 3 or 4 days of activities, celebration, and fun. This year, we have 4 full days! I don’t have space to talk about the whole 4th of July experience, but let me tell you about the festivities on the 4th.
The day begins with your choice of activitives: fitness class, tennis lessons, and horseback riding are scheduled. Plus you can enjoy any of our recreation choices like biking, trap shooting, watercraft and the many Tennis & Croquet Club’s offerings.
Next is the event many of the children look forward to: a parade! The chidren in the activity program at Adventure Cove prepare a float with decorations and then do their own parade around the resort. A much cherished memory for many.
Then the annual cook-out: this isn’t just any cook-out either. The menu consists of rotissare chicken, trout, ribs, steaks, burgers, brats, and hot dogs with sides of potatoes, corn, fruit, and salad. Is that enough for you? It usually is for the 650 people that join us! And the cook-out is open to the public. Please register in advance at the front desk if you’d like to join us.
After the cook-out, folks start heading up to the deck at the Inn for live entertainment. From the deck, there is an incredible view of the lake to watch all of the boats pulling up for the fireworks.
By 10 pm, boats have filled the bays surrounding Madden’s with just feet between each of them. Entertainment by Dave Hudson will begin at 10 pm in the O’Madden Pub. At about 10-10:15, fireworks will fill the air for about 20 minutes using about 1000 pounds explosives! Need I say more?
What you need to know:
Where: Madden’s on Gull Lake
When: July 1-4, 2011
Cook-out: July 4, 6-8 pm
Fireworks: July 4, 10 pm