The Lay Lake Home Owners & Boat Owners (HOBO) Association was formed in 1997 to preserve and improve the Beauty, Safety, Water Quality and Quantity of our shoreline and this wonderful body of water called Lay Lake. To that end, our membership families and Board of Directors are involved in interesting and fulfilling activities that enhance our Mission Statement.

  • Our Annual Lake & Shoreline Cleanup (Judy Jones - Chair) has been ongoing since 1999 and generally occurs in April. This community wide endeavor involves 5 Counties (Chilton, Coosa, Shelby, St. Clair and Talladega) community groups in a week of lake and shoreline cleanup. Local civic groups such as Boy Scout Troops and Church Groups donate time and effort with the cleanup of less populated areas or cooking and serving at the picnic. Local businesses donate money or goods such as trash bags, gloves, T-Shirts and picnic foods. The activities culminate in a picnic at Beeswax Park where free food and T Shirts are the "thank you's" of the day. For more information get in touch with Judy Jones or the HOBO contact officers (as listed in the Contact section).
  • Water Monitoring (Lynn Cunningham - Chair) has been ongoing since 2000 on a monthly basis. Recent training classes have brought our total numbers of trained water chemistry monitors to 16. These dedicated volunteers sample the water monthly, testing such parameters as dissolved oxygen, alkalinity, ph, and others. They are helping to compile the data that, over time, will help answer the question "Is Lay Lake getting better or worse?" The Lay Lake water monitoring program is conducted under the auspices of Alabama Water Watch (AWW) at Auburn University who also maintain the public on-line data base of citizen water tests reports from all over Alabma For more information on the water monitoring program contact Lynn and Dave Cunningham (as listed in the contact section) or log on to and check our data.
  • We organize an annual Christmas Boat Parade (Joe Sullivan - Chair). The parade is made up of volunteers willingly sharing their Christmas spirit with people viewing the lighted boats from either their shoreline property or from several designated public viewing points along the parade route. The parade begins at Beeswax Creek and cruises southward following a predetermined parade route ending at Okomo Marina. See the 'Event Calendar' this website for detailed information regarding the parade. The parade committee assists with decisions about decorations and themes while keeping a strong awareness for the safety of all. The Alabama Marine Police, Shelby County Sheriff's office and the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 8-8 assist HOBO as official escorts for the parade each year.
  • Area Representatives are members at large who help us distribute information quickly to our general membership. These folks take charge of leaflet posting and handouts of cleanup supplies at the neighborhood level. We are also forming a telephone calling tree in order to quickly notify members of events that affect us such as draw downs or meetings
  • Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 88 patrols Lay Lake for added safety. Link to their website from our home page.
  • We send a newsletter twice per year. You may send articles
    in care of the President.


PO Box 354                                    
                      Wilsonville, Alabama 35186