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BREAKING 6-11-08 17th Annual Cross Lake Flotilla: Flag Day Ceremony, Boat Parade-June 14th
Thursday, Jun 12, 2008 2:54pm

SHREVEPORT, LA (By: Tom Pace, Executive Editor,Talk of the Town) BREAKING: PATRIOTIC EVENT  5pm 6-11-08  Saturday, June 14th is Flag Day across the United States, and that gives a special meaning to the 17th Annual Cross Lake Flotilla Decorated Boat Parade at the  American Legion-Lowe McFarlane Post 14, on Lakeshore Dr. in Shreveport, Louisiana.  

The event is free to the public, starting at 1pm this Saturday with a Poker Run, followed by the Decorated Boat Parade, and Demonstrations at 3pm on Cross Lake, at the American Legion.

The Pre-Flotilla Party happens Friday, June 13th from 6-9pm, American Legion Hall, 5317 S. Lakeshore Dr.,sponsored by the American Legion, the Krewe of Atlas, SPAR, & others. Admission is FREE, with All-You-Can-Eat Catfish for only $10 per person.

The Party features live music;  drinks/cash bar; floatilla T-shirt and hat sales; Poker Run Registration (you can also sign up for the poker run on Sat. from 9am-1pm:  $25 per hand- cash for best hand). 

You're invited to bring a lawn chair, something to float on, or ride up in a boat to the American Legion on S. Lakeshore Drive and enjoy live music, crawfish and burgers, drinks, Krewe of Atlas decorated boat parade, boat demonstrations and a sunny day on beautiful Cross Lake this Saturday.

Since this year’s special event falls on Flag Day, leading the presentation of the colors will be  war veterans representing World War II, Vietnam, Korean War, Desert Storm and Operation Iraqi Freedom, 1pm.

Live music by Mo’ Betta’, beginning after opening ceremonies.
Saturday, June 14th at 3pm will also feature boat demonstrations by Midway Marine, Bayou Super Center,Reeves Marine, and Krewe of Atlas, with the decorated boat parade following. 

pecial guest, Austin, Texas recording artist, Teri Hart will make a special guest performance on the Reeves Marine Boat, from her Military Appreciation Tour.  Ms. Hart will sing her latest self-penned release “Nothin Yellow but the Ribbon” www.nothinyellowbuttheribbon.com

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