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Savannah Riverkeeper presents Paddlefest 2008
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AUGUSTA — On the request of the city of Augusta, Savannah Riverkeeper is sponsoring the 2nd Annual Paddlefest, a canoe, kayak, and raft-building competition on Aug. 30. Don’t miss out on your chance to participate in this time-honored event.

A very popular event in the early 1990s, Paddlefest is back and gaining interest by everyone who loves to be out on the river. The event will include a canoe/kayak race and an original raft-building competition followed by the after party that includes a raffle and a concert hosted by 95 Rock.

Originally shut down by the city due to safety issues, Savannah Riverkeeper was asked to bring it back. The canoe and kayak race will begin at the Savannah Rapids Pavilion at 9 a.m., while the raft competition will start at the Hammond’s Ferry Boat Ramp in North Augusta at 8 a.m. $35 if registered before Aug. 27 by 5 p.m. Otherwise registration on the day of the event will be $45 per person.

To register or for more information, call (706) 755-4839 or visit