Coon Lake plans boat parade

A Fourth of July boat parade is being planned on Coon Lake next week. The Coon Lake Boat Parade begins at 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 4 in front of the Anoka County Park, just east of the boat landing.

Parade organizers are encouraging participants and people on docks to be good citizens and avoid activities such as as use of frozen water balloons, slingshots and high-pressure water pumping devices. The Anoka County Water Patrol will be closely monitoring the boat parade due to past actions during the parade where children have been injured.