The Lind Family has been coming to Madden’s for years including visiting over the Fourth of July. For them it has become a family tradition. To learn more about their story, I talked to Chris Lind, one of six siblings in the Lind Family. He shared some of their family’s favorite memories of Madden’s:
Can you describe a fun tradition you’ve had at Madden’s?
For many years, our family has rented the Lake House. Each year we make a campfire down by the lake in front of the house. Our favorite part is the annual ghost story by the fire. We have 20-25 people in our party each year and we make a big production out of it. My four kids still talk about the ghost stories and can’t wait for the next one.
Another tradition we have is in honor of our mother, Carole. We hold an “Oh Shoot” best ball golf tournament each summer. Our mom got her first and only hole in one on the Social Nine course several years ago and let’s just say our mother was not known for her golfing ability. She was always the driving force behind us returning to Madden’s every year. We’ve only missed 2 or 3 years since about 1969!
What was your favorite 4th of July at Madden’s?
Each year the kid’s at Adventure Cove decorate a float, make props and then parade around the resort. We will always remember the years when our kids were young and they participated in the parade.
What is your favorite thing to do on the 4th of July?
The cook-out at Madden’s is wonderful. Then we usually go up to Pine Beach East course at the first tee and get a table together. We listen to the band, drink, and chat. It’s nice because you can see the boats lining up for the fireworks, see the band, and overlook the course.
Why is Madden’s worth coming back to year after year?
Madden’s has the whole package: great golf, great boating, great service. It’s a place we can relax, enjoy each other’s company, and make wonderful memories. Our mother passed away about 18 months ago and I think it was her favorite place to be with us. It is nice to reminisce.