More than a hundred families gather on Lake Shafer for Trump 2020 Boat Parade

Local families are sharing their pride in President Trump with a boat parade. On Sunday afternoon, more than a hundred boaters gathered on Lake Shafer in Monticello.

Posted: Sep 6, 2020 11:11 PM
Updated: Sep 8, 2020 2:17 PM

MONTICELLO, Ind. (WLFI) -- Organizers and attendees of Sunday's Lake Shafer Trump 2020 Boat Parade claim hundreds came out to support the celebration. According to organizer Taylor Reynolds, attendees counted at least 150 boats with a number of riders on each. On event day, she told News 18 the rainy weather may have delayed some boaters from coming during the scheduled time to set sail. She shared photos to show what the lake looked like later in the afternoon. The time to set sail was scheduled for 12:30 p.m.

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Lake Shafer in Monticello was met with dozens of boaters Sunday afternoon. Families gathered on the lake to attend a Trump 2020 Boat Parade. 

"I think people like us will come out in snow or rain to support the president because he's looking to drain the swamp," said Dan Leyden, an attendee at Lake Shafer Trump 2020 Boat Parade.

Sunday's rainy weather wasn't stopping dozens of boaters from sharing their pride in President Trump.

"My husband and I traveled from different lakes occasionally and there have been boat parades there and we thought it'd be neat to have something like that at our home lake so that's why we planned this," said Taylor Reynolds, boat parade organizer and Monticello native.

Reynolds created a Facebook post promoting the event and said within 24-hours it gained a lot of support.

"We had like 300 people that were interested or going on that Facebook event, right now we're up to 1,300 people that are interested or are coming obviously the rain might delay some people," said Reynolds.

The boaters gathered on Lake Shafer and rode their way down to the Norway Dam. Reynolds said the purpose of the Trump 2020 Boat Parade is to bring together those who want the same future for America and to support his re-election this year.

"Have fun, be safe, and showing our support for Trump," said Reynolds.

These boat parades have been happening at various lakes throughout the United States. Leyden traveled from Chicago to attend the Lake Shafer parade.

"Just get some excitement and show the president that even in small-town America you've got a lot of support out here," said Leyden.

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