For $50 you can sponsor your choice of water fowl in a race on Roe Jan Creek. The number of entrants is strictly limited to twenty--ten ducks and ten flamingos--which, at around 3:30 on September 6, will bob their way down the creek to the finish line. The proceeds from the sponsorships--$1,000--will be divided between the Eleanor (to help build the mast, boom, and gaff) and the people whose fowl finish first, second, and third. The Eleanor gets $500; first, second, and third place winners get $250, $150, and $100 respectively.
You can purchase your duck or flamingo sponsorship and get your tickets to the barbecue at Bruno's, 227 Warren Street, or call 518 567-8832. Tickets must be acquired before August 29. The Roe Jan Creek Boat Club is located at 91 Station Road, opposite County Route 10 and south of Hudson on Route 9G.
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