The three Rotary clubs of Oak Ridge will hold a fundraiser on Friday, June 2, at five thatâ€™s full of fun. Itâ€™s called the Flatwater Festival, and it is open from 5 to 11 p.m. You can watch teams of two build boats of plywood with simple hand tools in two-and-a-half hours. Then you can watch them paddle their boats as they race across the lagoon at Melton Lake Park.
The event is free and you can listen to area bands Ridge City Ramblers, The Unnamed, and Four Leaf Peat, as they play folk, blues, and Irish/Appalachian music on the stage, starting at 5:30.
But bring money so your kids can play in a bounce house ($5) and you can be a contestant in a cornhole tournament ($10). You will also want to drink and eat. At the festival for a small price, you can buy beer, barbecue, and burgers. Other offerings include hot dogs, wine, ice cream, and bottles of â€œflatâ€ water.
A portion of the proceeds from the festival will go to Emory Valley Center in memory of Dr. Gene Caldwell, a pediatrician, state lawmaker, EVC fundraiser, and Rotarian. The rest will support the diverse community service projects of the Rotary clubs.
The sponsors of the event are Pinnacle Bank, Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge, TNBank, Promo Joe by Jessica, and Lizzâ€™s Wine & Spirits.
This press release was submitted by Carolyn Krause.
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