Boat Parade 2023

Boat Parade 2023

Please join us on Sunday July 2nd at 5:15 pm! All boats are welcome. Line up at the boat landing. Parade starts at 5:30 pm and will go counter clockwise around the lake. Prize for 1st is $50 cash, 2nd is $30 cash, and 3rd is $20 cash. Pink Flamingo awarded to the best decorated boat.

This year we to be determining winners via popular vote. Those watching from their docks will be able to vote via text. Sign-up is required. Only one voting survey per cabin.

Sign-up for Text to Vote

After parade participants have finished, we will meet near the boat landing and reveal the 2023 Boat Parade Winners.

How Voting will Work

Those who have enrolled to text-to-vote will receive SMS text messages containing a voting survey during the parade. Each boat will be assigned a unique number, and the survey will prompt participants to indicate their preferences for first, second, and third place by specifying the corresponding boat numbers.

To ensure a smooth voting experience, we have opted for SMS technology as cellphone and home internet data face congestion during busy holiday weekends. In the event of any deliverability issues with our SMS voting system, we will follow the boat parade and collect your votes at your dock.

Text to Vote Registration

Use the form below to sign-up for text to vote. Please note there is only one voting survey allowed per cabin.

By submitting this form I am giving my permission to the Des Moines Lake association to send 6 to 7 text messages to me on July 2nd, 2023 for the boat parade text to vote. Message and data rates may apply. Reply STOP to cancel.

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