The year 2012 sees our 41ndannual Regatta. The Jaycees Boat Regatta is one of the biggest fundraisers in Clinton County. Packed full of food and craft vendors, rides and games, there is something for the entire family to do.
Please use the links below to find information on the Regatta
Schedule of Events
If you are a vendor and would like an application sent to you please click on the link below and specify if you are a food or Arts and Crafts vendor, your name, mailing address, phone number and if you are a returning or new vendor. If you prefer to have the application emailed to you make sure you have a working email address and specify that you would like to have it emailed rather than postal mail.
Please remember food items are limited to one of each and are reserved for previous vendors. If the vendor does not return then that item is available on a first come first served basis. VENDOR APPLICATION
Advanced ride tickets for the Lock Haven Area Jaycees Labor Day Regatta are now available. They are at Walkers Hardware, The Scoop, Addie’s and Crows Deli, all in Lock Haven. Also, call Denise Johnson at 570-786-9127, or check out the Lock Haven Area Jaycees Facebook page. Buy now and receive four free tickets per sheet.
Labor Day a weekend to honor Ron 'Boomer' Brungard
LOCK HAVEN For 41 years the Lock Haven Area Jaycees have given the residents of central Pennsylvania the Labor Day Regatta - a three-day weekend to close out the summer with food, rides, arts and crafts and, most importantly, the best boat races anyone will see in this area.
For 67 years, Ron 'Boomer' Brungard has served the community with a loving smile, a passion, an excitement and, most importantly, a love for this area and its people.
Unfortunately, the community lost 'Boomer' this year. But, his spirit, his passion and his loving spirit still lives within each and every one of us.
And, the Lock haven Area Jaycees have been fortunate to be a beneficiary of his kindness and his community spirit for so many years.
To that end, the Lock Haven Area Jaycees are pleased to present the 42nd Annual Lock Haven Area Jaycees Labor Day Regatta on Sept. 1, 2 and 3, along Water Street in Lock Haven.
The Brungard family will perform the opening day ceremonies on Sept. 1 at 10 a.m. Furthermore, ZY Pyrotechnics has worked with Boomer's family and the Jaycees, along with donations from the community, to put on a fireworks show on Sunday, Sept. 2 that will be the best that the area has ever seen.
Right after the boat races are over on Sunday (roughly around 6 p.m.), ZY will put off a '21-gun salute' to Boomer, donated by the company, and has produced a fireworks program to wow the crowd and to honor the memory of Boomer, with family members and friends involved. Besides the fireworks and boat races, which are free of charge to the public, the Labor Day Regatta will feature three full days of bands.
The free musical entertainment on the Steven Hill Memorial Stage, in front of Lindsay Place near the Clinton County Courthouse will include:
WSQV/WBPZ Day: Saturday, from 1 to 10 p.m., with Greylines, Dead Flowerz, Seven2Ten and Mason Dixon.
Bear Bash: Sunday from noon to 10:30 p.m., featuring Rural
Route, Ridin' Shotgun, Biscuit Jam and Threadbear with Gigi, along with many prize giveaways and Bear-e-oke.
Free live music presented by The Lock Haven Area Jaycees: Top Shelf from noon to 3 p.m., Phil Reeder from 4 to 6 p.m. and LIXX from 7 to 10 p.m.
In addition, the Jaycees are proud to present Puppen Meister, with the sound of the down-home country music and the antics or Gus and Elmer to bring many laughs all three days. Gather the kids and pack the family in the car, because the Country Kids Jamboree is coming to Lock Haven during the Lock Haven Area Jaycees Labor Day Regatta. Gus and the gang will delight kids of all ages with country humor, great music and lots of fun. Camp Fun Activities will feature new games especially for kids with lots of great prizes. Fabulous Faces face painting and make overs, Spin T-shirts, arts and crafts, and lots of surprises.
Puppen Meister will be located near the Roxy Theatre in Canal Park.
Also, the Jaycees are proud to be able to bring Mr. T Balloon Creations all three days. Mr. T (Phil Taormina) has been wowing crowds for years with his balloon creations and he will be walking through the crowd making and giving out his creations to kids of all ages all three days.
In addition, the Jaycees are proud to present a returning favorite: the Jock-Ular Juggler. Bob Nickerson will entertain the crowd from 1 to 4 p.m. on Monday, as he strolls through the midway as only he can as the Jock-ular Juggler.
In addition to the family-friendly fun on the Lock Haven side of the Susqehanna River, the Dunnstown Fire Company welcomes all to the Lockport side of the river, with many more vendors, and those 21 years of age and older for the Budweiser Beer Tent, open all three days and nights with all the public's favorite Anheuser-Busch products.
Jaycee officials estimate that approximately 40,000 people are expected to attend the three-day event, pumping approximately $1 million into the local economy through the hotels, motels, and bed and breakfasts; gasoline stations; and other local businesses; and the various vendors at the event itself.
The festivities kick off at about 10 a.m. Saturday with opening ceremonies from the family of Ron 'Boomer' Brungard. Then, the racing starts.
Several boat categories will feature the North American Championships in their classes. 'Anytime you have the North American championships, everyone you are close to is going to be there for that,' said longtime Lock Haven Area Jaycee and Jaycee International Senator, Jaycee Ambassador and Jaycee Statesman (the three biggest titles JC members can obtain) DuWayne Kunes. 'There's a lot of recognition involved and the people really love their sport. It's a big, tightly-knit family. They race each other all year long and they know each other year in and year out, and there are a lot of bragging rights to win that championship.
'They also know and love Lock Haven and look forward to the action, both on and off the river, each year,' he said. In addition to the long-running C and J Class hydro and runaround boats, the American Power Boating Association is once again planning on bringing in two classes of alcohol boats, the Alcohol Pro Class 125 cc and 250 cc. The latter boats can get up to speeds of around 95 mph.
The annual C Class stock hydros Dash For Cash will run Sunday at around noon. That race will have a cash prize of at least $1,000 to the winner, depending on how many drivers donate at registration. Those with personal watercrafts ('Jet Skis') are reminded to keep them off the course while the races are going on. The limit for those on the river is the lower point of Boom Island. 'If they go past that point, the races will be shut down and it will hold up the show,' said Kunes, who added that boaters will not be allowed go past the judging stand while the fireworks are being set off Sunday at 10:30 p.m.
Also, the city will close off City Beach during the races for the safety of the residents and the boaters. And, new this year, the city's dike-levee walkway will be closed from the top of the amphitheatre on both sides to protect the public, in addition to the first two steps of the amphitheatre. Those in that area without proper credentials will be asked to move. Of course, the regatta midway featuring food, games, and rides from many local nonprofit organizations and vendors will be open all three days and nights from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and Monday, and 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Sunday. The arts and crafts area will run in Canal Park from Water Street to Main Street.
'It's a good family event,' Kunes said. 'We have the midway, food, rides and games on this side, along with the arts and crafts displays in Canal Park. And for those adults who like to indulge, there will be the beer tent with Dunnstown with Anheuser-Bush products. They're excited about that and we're excited.
'The rides, the food, the boats... Why would you not want to come down?' To make room to prepare the midway for the weekend, Water Street from Jay to Washington streets will be closed beginning Thursday at 6 p.m. Jaycee members remind residents in that area to move their cars before the road is officially shut down. Cars left on the roadway will be towed. Motorists are encouraged to please observe the road closing as many volunteers will be on the street setting up and tearing down the event and any vehicle passing through creates an imminent danger to the workers.
This is the Jaycees largest fundraiser of the year and is one of the bigger Jaycee events in the state and nation. The organization is planning on seeing many state officials on hand during the weekend, along with many 'exhausted roosers' who will man the Jaycees' hot dog stand.
All the money raised will be funneled back into the community through various activities and donations throughout the year. 'This helps keep us afloat for the year,' said Kunes. 'All of the activities and events that we do for the community during the year are funded through this one event. So, we'd like to see everyone come out Labor Day Weekend to support us and the other vendors and organizations here.'