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2nd Annual Flint River FLOTILLA is Saturday, August 8th


Kathleen Gazall, Flotilla organizer, having some fun with a squirt gun.

FLOTILLA 14Dust off your inner-tubes and rafts and get ready to float the river! The Second Annual Flint River FLOTILLA is this Saturday, August 8th. Registration begins at Noon. Last year, over 100 people ventured out to take part in the Inaugural Flint River Flotilla and were completely blown away by their experience on the Flint River and by how much fun everyone had beginning to end. It was off the charts! Banner Ad smaller size

“We had so much fun with squirt guns and super soakers. Spraying the floaters as they passed under the bridges was a ton of giggles!” said Kathleen Gazall, from the Flotilla planning committee. “This has been one of the best events I have ever been involved with! Folks left the event already talking about how they couldn’t wait for next year’s float.”

FLOTILLA FUNThere were a few river-float veterans, but for so many people it was the first time ever to float on the Flint River. As soon as they had made it to the end at Mott Park, the call went up, “You’re doing this again next year right?” And without hesitation we said YES!

Anyone interested in participating at the event, volunteering, or in serving as an event sponsor should contact the FRCA at or email Janet Van De Winkle at

“Getting people in the river having a great time is exactly our goal,” said Janet Van De Winkle, executive director of the Flint River Corridor Alliance. “We want to share how easy, fun, and safe it is to have a great experience playing in and along our Flint River, transforming the experience into
lasting memories one person at a time.”

Feeling creative and competitive? We will be awarding trophies again this year for Floaters in the following categories: “Highest Energy” “Most Colorful” “Spirit Award” and we’ve added “Captains of Industry” for whichever workplace has the most employees in the Flotilla.…so we all can keep doing this in and around our Flint River, its tributaries and lakes.Banner Ad smaller size

FLOTILLA 15Be the envy of your friends, family, and colleagues. Just show everyone your bounding Energy, your true Colors and your joyful Spirit in costume and float décor. Parking is available at the golf course off of Sunset Drive just east of Ballenger Highway. A shuttle will transport you and your floating device from the golf course to the starting location.

New this year is a partnership with Metropolitan Transportation Authority for a quick and comfortable shuttle from the event parking area at Mott Park Golf Course to the Flotilla start at Tenacity Brewing. FRCA will also have tubes and rafts available for purchase while supplies last, so get registered and come early!

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