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7th Annual Female Friday Funday Float

Friday, July 10th, 2020

Kim Williams, event creator and organizer shared this information for the successful 2017 event with over 300 participants!…

“Here it is ladies!!! If you’ve never attended, then make plans to join us this year. This all girls float trip is a blast and I promise you will want to make this an annual event for you and your girlfriends and relatives! This is a charity event to raise money for prostate cancer research and a cure. Again this year we will be raising money for the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Chicago.”
https://www.chicagoprostatefoundation.org/

Your T-shirt is your entry fee

Go to JC Screenprinting and order your womens style Green shirt. The shirt is your entry fee so YOU MUST BUY ONE to join. The fee for the shirt is $25 plus shipping. All proceeds go to our charity. You can put your team name or whatever you want on the back on that site. There will be an extra charge for long team names. Info is on the site. This years theme is The Luck of the Irish in honor of our 7th year! Make your team name or your name from something to do with the Irish…a song, an Irish name, a phrase…. decorate your boat….have fun with it! If you decide to go at the last minute and haven’t ordered a shirt, you can still go but you will have to pay the $25 when you get to the Legion and we may or may not have extra shirts for you. Like last year, we are asking that everyone collects at least $50 in DONATIONS to be turned in the day of the float. In going along with our Lucky #7 theme, this year we will be giving away a KAYAK! In order to get put in the drawing you must bring $100 or more in donations per person (not group). A little incentive to collect more donations! We also will be giving away prizes by a drawing for everyone that brings their $50 in donations. How exciting is that!? We are making koozies for you to sell again this year to help you raise money. On the T-shirt link, you can buy them and sell them for whatever amount you want to help you get your $50+ donation.

 Koozie fundraising

We really want to raise the level of donations this year so we are asking that everyone collects at least $50 to be turned in the day of the float. We are making koozies for you to sell this year to help you raise money..YEAH! On the T-shirt link, you can buy a pack of 10 or 20 and sell them for whatever amount you want to help you get your $50+ donation. So you can buy 20 koozies, sell them for $5 and take your $16 back that you pay for them and still have $84 to donate! Lets do this!!!

When, where, how

We will meet at the Deer Creek Legion at 10:00 and be on the river by noon. I suggest that NO ONE FLOATS ON AN INFLATABLE RAFT OR TUBE. They all either popped or had to be pulled behind a canoe the first year. They also float alot slower and there is no way to paddle or control where you are going. So please don’t ask.

Contact information and equipment details

** Please contact Kim Williams with any questions on here or at 275-6408 or Lori Zimmerman

Rent your canoe/kayak at one of these places:

Area 52 Mackinaw / Larry Morgan 309-208-1053 Canoes are $50 for 2 or 3 man and kayaks are $35. This rental fee includes the shuttle ride from legion to river and back to legion in his vehicles. You must send him your rental money before he will reserve a boat for you!
https://area52paintball.com/index.php/canoe-kayak-rentals/

Gary and Nick Debolt- 308-208-2701 or 309-360-5747

Paddle On Outfitters- Matthew Capes 815-762-4009
https://paddleonoutfitters.com

Kishwaukee Canoe Rentals-Troy Bednar-
815-616-9023 or 815-968-0711
www.kishwaukeecanoe.com

**Be at the Deer Creek Legion by 10:00 a.m. PLEASE DONT BE LATE!
**This is a FEMALE ONLY ONLY float—-and YOU MUST BE 18 TO FLOAT WITH US…NO EXCEPTIONS!!!!!!!!
**If you are using your own canoe/kayak you must drop it off where we put in either the night before or before you come to the Legion that morning. This is the address 18298 Zimmerman Rd Deer Creek 61733. There will be a sign where you need to pull in. There will be vehicles at the Legion to take you to the river and we will have rides back to the Legion when we get off of the river. Please contact me ( Kim Williams ) if you have any other questions.
**We will be getting off the river at the canoe access outside of Deer Creek at 6pm
**There will be guys at the canoe access to help those of us with our own canoes to get them back to the Legion
***If it is raining, we will still float. If there are severe storms in the area, we will postpone event to a later date.
*** If the river level is too high, we will postpone until it comes down.
***We will only float if the river is at a safe level
**Items you may want to bring-towel-sunglasses-coozie-cooler(duh)-sandwich/snacks-sunblock-camera–hat-rain poncho?-swim shoes-ziplock baggies or dry box
**We will have a meal ready for you all to eat at the Legion after the float and DJ Dan Hall will be there again playing us some great music!

 

TIME

(Friday) 10:00 am CST

 

LOCATION

Deer Creek American Legion POST 1276

31473 American Legion Dr, Deer Creek, Illinois 61733

 

ORGANIZER

Kim Williams Please contact Kim Williams with any questions on Facebook or at 275-6408 or Lori Zimmerman

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