Due to rising lake levels the South Overlook Boat Ramp and Volksweg Trail near the Red Rock Marina have been closed. Whitebreast Beach has now been closed as well. Parking at the Marina Cove is very limited due to the high lake level. There is a moderate amount of floating debris in the lake, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers reminds everyone to use caution while boating. Today, the levels have risen to above 761 feet above sea level and are expected to crest at 767 feet by the middle of this month. Several roads have been closed in areas around the lake as well due to flooding.
Chair of the Pella 4th of July Committee Paul Kingma says celebrations begin in the morning downtown and at Caldwell Park, and continue through the evening’s fireworks display. Kingma says spots are open for the annual parade, and registration continues through the start of the parade on the 4th. The City Band will perform on the Tulip Toren at 7 p.m. that evening, and fireworks begin at Dusk near Madison Elementary.
9:30-11:30 Free Fishing at Caldwell Park. (poles & bait provided)
9:30-1:00 games, activities, pony ride, inflatables all in Central Park
9:30-4:00 Food stands on Franklin Street
1:30 Parade down Franklin Street. 4-7:00 swimming at aquatic center
7:00 City Band at Tulip Toren