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Inaugural Paddle Battle New Hope vs Lambertville Dragon Boat Race

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Up for the challenge? Which town will reign supreme on the Delaware River? New Hope? Lambertville?

Dragon Boat Adventures, LLC and Amplify Your Voice; social marketing for local business, are co-producing a new cross-bridge challenge on the Delaware River, a Dragon boat race between New Hope and Lambertville, where they plan to raise over $10,000 for local charities.

On Friday, June 3rd, two river towns will battle it out in the first annual New Hope vs. Lambertville Paddle Battle Dragon Boat Race! This will be a best of three races, with each race being approximately 3 to 4 minutes in length. Dragon boats have a traditional Chinese design, typically decorated to resemble a dragon, propelled with paddles by a large crew and used for racing. They are safe and will be manned by experienced Dragon boat racers.

The Bucks County Playhouse Terrace Café has 62308612-4ff3-48a4-be42-43685d8baa89provided their grounds for our viewing and after-party, featuring a special Dragon drink. PA NJ Radio will be providing live coverage and the SPLASH Paddle Boat will be on the water offering a finish line experience. The boats will include member of local police, fire and EMT/Rescue squad, to amp up the competition.

Mayor Larry Keller is the captain of the New Hope boat team, while Mayor David DelVecchio will Captain the Lambertville dragon boat.

The Playhouse Riverview Café is hosting the Inaugural Paddle Battle Dragon Boat Challenge – New Hope vs Lambertville viewing and after party. There will also be a dedicated bartender near the water edge – with Mike serving up Dragon Boat Punch, Skyy Vodka fresh fruit juice cocktails and a special Sweet and Spicy Sriracha Margarita. Plus, Clusters Caramel Corn will serve Dragon Breath kettle corn and other flavors, along wth the Cafe regular menu and hot dogs.  Matt Setzer will be playing acoustic on the riverbank from 5:30pm-7:30pm.

The event aims to raise over $10,000 for local charities. A trophy is being donated by Boss Trophy. Logo design by Judy Pearsall.

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1 Comment

  1. Robin Weichman

    June 1, 2016 at 4:55 pm

    Hi, I am seeing an 80% chance of storms Friday afternoon. Is this a rain or shine event? What if there are thunderstorms as predicted? Just trying to plan ahead as we are driving a good distance to get there. Thanks!

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