Symmes Creek group set to hit water

Published 12:00 am Thursday, August 3, 2006

CHESAPEAKE — The Symmes Creek Restoration Committee will sponsor the Symmes Creek Annual Canoe Caper and Raffle beginning at 9:30 a.m. Aug. 12 at the Chesapeake Boat Ramp.

The group will be raffling off a sand-colored, 14-foot Mad River Canoe donated by the National Wild Turkey Federation — South Hills Longbeard chapter.

Tickets are $3 each or to for $5. Only 1,000 tickets will be sold. The group will also be giving away a framed photograph of Symmes Creek valued at $200.

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After the raffle, the public is invited to paddle upstream to pick up litter and trash. The fleet will then float downstream for a lunch of hot dogs and chips provided by the Linville Grange. Participants will receive a free T-shirt.

For more information call Grayson Thornton at (740) 643-0522 or any other Symmes Creek Restoration Committee.