PROCEEDS FROM SUMMER BOAT RAFFLE TO BENEFIT THE CHAUTAUQUA LAKE ASSOCIATION

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CrownlineLAKEWOOD, N.Y. (JULY 18, 2013) – The Bemus Bay Pops announced that the 
Chautauqua Lake Association will be the beneficiary for their 2013 
Crownline 21SS boat raffle this summer. Partial proceeds from the raffle 
will be awarded to the CLA to assist with maintenance and cleaning of 
nuisance aquatic vegetation on Chautauqua Lake.

The raffle begins this month and will continue throughout 
the summer with the winning ticket being pulled on September 1 at the 
Aquapopsaloza event at the Bemus Bay Pops Floating Stage. The winner 
will have the option of a new 2013 Crownline 21SS boat or $20,000 in 
cash.

“The Bemus Bay Pops recognize the importance and effort 
required to keep our lake clean and maintained,” said Dan Dalpra, owner 
of the Italian Fisherman and founder/CEO of the Bemus Bay Pops. “The CLA 
has an enormous task maintaining our lake and in our effort to 
collaborate with other not for profit organizations, we wanted the 
proceeds to help that cause. This year, the crew at Bemus Bay Pops 
decided to focus our efforts on this important cause that affects us 
all,” said Dalpra.

“We’re very appreciative that the Bemus Bay Pops have chosen us to 
receive partial proceeds from their summer raffle,” said Doug Conroe, 
President of the CLA. “Every dollar helps, and in this instance every 
ticket sale will help,” he said. Tickets are available throughout the 
summer at the Italian Fisherman, Century 21, Holiday Harbor, Hogan’s Hut 
and other locations to be determined.

The Crownline 21SS boat comes from Holiday Harbor in 
Celeron. The 21-foot boat comes fully equipped with a 4.3 
Mercruiser-Alpha Drive engine, 102-inch beam and seating for up to 10 
adults. The family boat is valued at $54,000 but tickets to win are only 
$10 a piece. Aquapopsalosa, the event where the boat winner will be 
drawn, is the annual end of summer party at the Italian Fisherman’s 
Floating Stage. Boats gather in the water with more visitors driving in 
from around the region to enjoy food, music and drinks throughout the 
night.

“We want to thank Mr. Charles Pringle and Holiday Harbor for their 
commitment to cleaning our lake and for providing access to this great 
boat,” said Dalpra. “Without them and our other sponsors this event 
would not be possible,” he said. Other sponsors for the raffle are the 
Italian Fisherman, Bemus Bay Pops, CLA and Century 21.

For more information about the Chautauqua Lake Association, visit the 
CLA on the web at www.chautauqualakeassociation.org or call 
716-763-8602. To learn more about the Bemus Bay Pops coming events this 
summer, visit www.bemusbaypops.org.

The CLA’s mission is to provide effective and efficient lake 
maintenance services for the benefit of all Chautauqua Lake users. As 
the “Stewards of the Lake,” the CLA serves to promote and facilitate the 
ongoing scientific monitoring of Chautauqua Lake and its ecosystem.