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SUNDAY MAY 4 -Watch The RIVER RATS RACE & Potluck Lunch after the race Nearby

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Hi Everyone,

Weather looks good enough..See you all there,

Yeah some wind for the BBQ and campfire--too soon to know in reality but still Ok for outside.

Check the Promoters Website for additional info also, they will decide if the current is to aggressive for the paddlers from the previous rain storm:


This is a public event that is open for all to see and EVERYONE is invited to enjoy the riverside race observation by the Rapids.

Bring a comfortable chair and always wear warm clothes including woll socks, etc..for this event because you just sit there and watch. Cheer on the Paddlers !
Jump on in the water here if you feel like it, the ice is melting right before the race starts:
Its shorts and T shirt weather once the race activity reaches the finish line below:
PARKING: I PERSONALLY WILL go past the barricade on S. Maple st and PARK AT GPS APX: 91 POWDER RIDGE RD, ENFIELD CT, You can park where you like or fit, additional info is at the bottom of this listing for alternate spots.
Bring something good for the Potluck Table lunch buff-a afterward,
*Something you really like or can do well and some more to share*
(no cheap stuff)
ANTHONY SAYS "I have My Other Cheezey Dog in my raised hand -but- IF YOU WANT TO SEE A real Tasty Swinging BIG Wiener Schnitzel , I WILL GLADLY SHOW and let you TASTE MINE with the OTHER HAND" .

POT-LUCK Address will be given out at the event by Anthony's "hand" out list.
Check back for that info.
the above picture is This is the spot we will be at.
See its nice and warm, you can jump in for a swim !
As with all the events in this group, --> Everything depends on Good weather quality and ground conditions at the site wether to "GO" or not for an enjoyable social time during and after the event.
I will be wearing an "ORANGE HUNTING HAT " riverside @ the FINAL RAPIDS ! "I
Check Back closer to the week of the event for any updates or changes if necessary.
Look at the fear on the faces of the Paddlers, watch them take their last frantic breath of fresh air (not even enough time to scream) before going under the rapids right in front of your eyes , almost in arms reach from you.. Yeah you can also imagine the cold of the water filling their underclothes to a drenching ice bath..or if they pee their pants at that moment--its a shot of warm before the COLD ending ahead !........Cheer em on i say..
Updates are being added:
---> Parking: some spots are nearby on a few nearby roads (I will park at the Church or closer this year) or just go past the blockade and try the local roads near the barn..but this is an alternate:
FREE spectator parking will be available at the staff parking lot of Fermi High School (corner of North Maple Street and Moody Road). The free shuttle bus will provide spectators a worry free trip to and from the Powder Mill Barn on race day. The bus will run from 11:30 am until about one half hour after the end of the race.
Come and enjoy the race, and don’t worry about finding a parking space at Powder Hollow.
Remember to bring a food item to help fill our canoe inside the barn for the Enfield Food Shelf.


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