Don and Shannon Bost said that a desire to create a way to remember the lake experience led them to start the company. | Jessica Hargett

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Making memories on the lake

Published 2:31pm Monday, July 9, 2012

The Lake Affect T-shirt Company is bringing memories to the fingertips of lake goers through graphic souvenir tees.

Owners Shannon and Don Bost created the T-shirt company so lake visitors would have a reminder of their times spent on the lake.

“The Lake Affect is about how the lake affects us,” Shannon said. “So we thought it would be nice to have T-shirts, because a lot of times you’ll have company come to visit, and they’ll want a souvenir, but there’s nothing here at the lake. This way they can bring back a memory.”

With six designs and colors to choose from, Shannon said the shirts are a fun addition to visiting the lake.

“And although we love Lake Martin, Lake Affect T-Shirts are for anyone on the lake,” she said. “When you see Salt Life, you automatically think about the beach. So hopefully when people see The Lake Affect they will automatically think about good times on the lake.”

T-shirts come in adult sizes and cost $18.50 for the plain white logo tee and $22.50 for the colorful slogan tees and hats. Shipping is $3.

T-shirt slogans include: “Everything is better when you’re at the lake,” “May Cause Cheers,” “May cause you to fall in love with the outdoors—all over again.”

Shannon also said the popular Tail Waggin’ T-shirt that says, “May cause excessive tail wagging,” benefits the Lake Martin Animal Shelter by donating $2.50 for every shirt sold.

“Sales of Tail Waggin’ T-shirts have generated a donation to the Lake Martin Animal Shelter of $100,” Shannon said. “The Lake Affect will be selling shirts this Saturday at the Bow Wow Luau to raise money for the Lake Martin Animal Shelter.

“Be on the lookout for new styles available for sale soon.”

Shannon said T-shirts can be purchased at Cloud 9, Russell Crossroads, the Pickle Patch in Sylacauga and online at, but she also wants to continue to grow the business by looking for even more retailers around the lake.

For more information about The Lake Affect T-Shirt Company, contact Shannon at 256-234-5019,, or by visiting their Facebook page by searching The Lake Affect.