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Pope will bless the fleet for Big Day at the Lake

17th Annual Big Day at the Lake / Photo by Brock Williams Smith

July 8. By Dave Yochum. On July 16, more than 300 Bigs, Littles, Boat Hosts and volunteers will descend on Lake Norman for a day of boating, tubing, lakeside activities, food and celebration.

Ethan Pope, a pastor at Love Lake Norman, a non-denominational church in Cornelius, will offer up a prayer at the Blessing of the Fleet for sponsors Saturday morning.

Ethan Pope

So far this year more than $122,000 has been raised for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Carolinas, which is observing its 50th anniversary this year.

Mayor Woody Washam will declare that Saturday July 16 is Big Day at the Lake Day, the 18th year of this event which supports at-risk children in

A picnic in the afternoon for Bigs, Littles and Boat Hosts at Duke’s Energy Explorium will include water slides, games, food, and drinks donated by local businesses.