The winners of the 7th Annual Battle or Paddle event
brought to you by the Friends of the Lower Appomattox River
(L to R) Women (Over 50) - Therese Hillsman Men (Over 50) - Joe Messier
Men (Under 50) - Jim Gould - FIRST PLACE (1 hr 39 min)
Women (Under 50) - Anita Owens
Everyone had a great time enjoying the beautiful Appomattox River in this year's Battle or Paddle event.
FOLAR thanks each and every participant, partner/sponsor and volunteer for their tireless commitment in making this year's event the BEST EVER!
Wayne Walton, FOLAR Chair states, “I want to take the time to thank all who made this event possible and so successful. There are many but here goes. Virginia-American Water for sponsoring the event, Kenn Newman for his relentless promotion, Wendy Austin for her organizational skills, Crater staff especially Judy and Erin, Debbie Randolph for her donation of food for the event and Janice and Herbert Denton for cooking, FOLAR volunteers, Richard Taylor who thought up the original Paddle and continues to head it up, Hopewell news and Progress for coverage, Hopewell Mayor Mike Bujakowski for coming out along with Charlie Dane our new Assistant City Manager and thanks to the 60 participants (a record). Congratulations to Jim Gould our perenial winner along with the other winners. Already learning things to make next year even better. FOLAR rocks!!!”
Congratulations to all of the "Battle" race contestants - great job everyone!
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