- October 13, 2021
The Susquehanna River at Lock Haven will be alive with the sound of the roar of boat engines as the 50th Annual Lock Haven Jaycees Boat Regatta takes place this weekend. The four-day celebration begins with the opening of the carnival midway on Water Street at 6 p.m., Friday, September 3. Powerboat racing begins at
The Susquehanna River at Lock Haven will be alive with the sound of the roar of boat engines as the 50th Annual Lock Haven Jaycees Boat Regatta takes place this weekend.
The four-day celebration begins with the opening of the carnival midway on Water Street at 6 p.m., Friday, September 3.
Powerboat racing begins at 10 a.m. Saturday, September 4.
DuWayne Kunes, Regatta Chairperson and a Jaycee and volunteer for 35 years, said there is a lot of excitement among the vendors, participants, and boaters because of the huge milestone.
“We’re having the biggest fireworks show we’ve ever done,” Kunes told Webb Weekly. “The fireworks go off Sunday at 10:30 p.m. with a rain date of Monday at 9 p.m.”
Dave Breisacher, president of the Delaware Valley Outboard Racing Association, a sanctioning body of the competition along with the American Power Boat Association (APA), said this anniversary should be unique. Racing runs Saturday thru Monday.
“We’re really excited to be back in Lock Haven after a year away. If the pre-registration and buzz around the pits at other races are any indication, we’re looking at hosting the biggest race we’ve ever had,” Briesacher said.
He continued, “We’re seeing a lot of registrations from racers who typically don’t make the trip to Lock Haven. Many of them have worked hard the past year or so to put together an entry into our special event nostalgia class — the Roll Up Cup. It should be quite the sight to see and hear a full field of those boats make a start and head into the first turn together. And The Dash for Cash on Sunday is always a popular event.”
Along with the boat races will be live entertainment all four days on the Jaycee stage with Uptown Music Collective on Friday 7- 10 p.m. Saturday is 92.1FM Day. Starting at noon will be Speedbump Willy (Acoustic). Then it’s Jason Brown and Joel Long. At 4:00 p.m. it will be Bob Richardson from Hybrid Ice. At 7 p.m. it’s Quarter Stick. Sunday it’s the Bear Bash with Cadillac Cats, Doug Irwin and Bryan Homan, Biscuit Jam, Lomison and Friends, The Pennycoff Family, Heartstrings, and ending the show with Ridin’ Shotgun. Monday it will be Classic Rock Revival at Noon then it’s Phil Reeder starting at 3:00. One80 Starts at 5 till 8 p.m.
Food stands along with art and craft stands will be a big part of the event. Games and rides from Sunshine Shows will fill the Midway. Check out the Jaycee Facebook page and their website at lhjaycees.com — YOU GOTTA REGATTA!!!!
The Lock Haven Area Jaycees is a civic organization that meets the second and fourth Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. at 352 East Water Street Lock Haven Pa. It is a young person training organization with its member being between the ages of 18 and 40. It is open to men and women. The Jaycee can be reached at 570-748-6388 or by checking them out on Facebook and or their website at lhjaycees.com. They are actively looking for members.