FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Patsy Morris or Jim Dumm at Tara Hall Home for Boys
PHONE: (843) 546-3000 or (843) 546-3666
TARA HALL TO HOST 3rd ANNUAL PADDLE FEST
Tara Hall Home for Boys will host the3rd Annual Tara Hall Paddle Fest Fundraiser on June 14, 2014. Paddle Fest is a family oriented day on the river as well as our campus.
Kayaking participants will have a choice of a morning paddle or an afternoon paddle with morning paddle launch starting at 9:30 a.m. and afternoon paddle launch starting at 3:30 p.m. on the beautiful Black Mingo Creek. At 10:00 a.m. Tara Hall will open up the campus for non- paddlers to come in. Once on the campus, they will join everyone else to enjoy live music by local groups, games, a kids barrel race, for kids ages 8-12, followed by a kayak race for ages 13-16, a pileau dinner, door prizes, lots of fun for all.
The trip is expected to take from 2 to 3 hours. Paddlers will paddle from/to Tara Hall (depending which trip is chosen), there will be water stops along the way.
Two kayaks will be given away to two lucky paddlers. One kayak winner will be drawn from the adult paddlers and one kayak winner will be drawn from the youth paddlers.
“This is truly going to be a great event. We’re very grateful for the positive response we’ve already gained through last years and again this year sponsorships from the communities surrounding Tara Hall,” Tara Hall assistant director Patsy Morris said.
Tara Hall is situated in the Rose Hill section of Georgetown County and not far away from Williamsburg and Florence counties.
River Rats Canoe Rentals from Scranton, S.C. will offer limited kayak and canoe rentals available for an added price.
Those who don’t want to get on the water but still want to enjoy the festivities and support Tara Hall may pay a $10 gate fee.
Registration is open now. Fees for adults (ages 17 and older) are: $30 (price includes paddle trip, meal). Kayak rentals will be $10.
Fees for children (ages 8-16) are: $15.00 (price includes paddle trip, meal) and kayak rentals are $10.
Children 4-7 is free with adult. (Adult must accompany small children in kayaks.)
We are now accepting applications for Arts & Craft Vendors only, the fee is $50. If you would like to be part of this amazing day with your items, please contact us or go online www.tarahall.org. to get your application. Deadline is May 17, 2014.
The money raised will go toward general operations at Tara Hall and will help us to make a difference in these young men’s lives, while giving them a chance to be a kids.
“That’s what this is really all about — the boys at Tara Hall,” Morris said. “We want everyone to come out and enjoy themselves and remember that they are helping improve the lives of the boys and giving them a second chance.
Tara Hall is a nationally accredited, long-term, residential home and school that accepts neglected, troubled, and abused boys. Whether they have been taken away from abuse and neglect or sent away from their homes because of their unmanageable behavior, at Tara Hall they come together as brothers and leave as changed young men. For more information about Tara Hall please visit: www.tarahall.org or www.facebook.com/TaraHallHomeforBoys.