The 3rd annual Glow on the Pond Kayak Event will take place at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, August 11, on Fishpond Lake in Jenkins. Presented by the 2018 Mountain Heritage Festival Committee, this event is a contest in which participants will decorate kayaks with lights and parade them on the lake for all to see. Entries will compete to win categories such as Best Lit, Best Theme, and Best Overall to win a prize.
The kayaks will hit the water at dusk and parade around the lake for spectators to view. Admission is free for spectators and all are welcome to come and take part in this unique event.
Anyone is welcome to enter a kayak in the contest. The cost for entry is $10. Funds raised through the event support the Mountain Heritage Festival, held every September in Whitesburg.
By entering a kayak into the competition, people are given a raffle ticket and entered into a drawing to win a new kayak that was donated by Pine Mountain Outfitters, locally owned and operated in Whitesburg.
Mountain Heritage Committee Member and Glow on the Pond Event Coordinator Chris Caudill states, “Glow on the Pond is an event that only a few places have ever done, and the only event of its kind in the region.”
Lee Adams, head of the Mountain Heritage Committee, explains, “This year’s theme for the Mountain Heritage Festival is ‘This is my Happy Place’. Letcher County has so much to offer and we hope this event and the festival will offer an opportunity for tourists to come and experience the hidden treasure Letcher Countians call home.”
Lee continued, “This year marks the third annual Glow on the Pond. Events like these held throughout the county are a unique addition to the festival’s activities. Fishpond is a beautiful place that many people don’t know exists or have enjoyed.”
Fishpond Lake is a manmade lake located in Jenkins, one mile west of Payne Gap off U.S. 119. The lake’s beautiful, pristine mountain waters are some of the clearest in Kentucky. Home to trout, bass, catfish, and freshwater jellyfish, Fishpond Lake is a gorgeous location to spend an afternoon. Petroleum powered motors are prohibited on the lake.
So, mark your calendars and prepare for a night in lights on the lake with the friends and family on August 11. For more information about this event, contact Chris Caudill at (606) 634-1615.