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Headliners: Sweet William Billy Ennis and Lazy Lightning, Suwannee Riverkeeper Songwriting Contest, August 20, 2022

Hahira, GA, August 2, 2022 — Songwriters, send in your song by tomorrow for an opportunity to be Finalists, along with our headliners.

“Sweet William” Billy Ennis, from Palatka, Florida, will play first, including his song that won First Prize last year..

Valdosta, Georgia, band Lazy Lightning will play, with their core trio and selected auxiliaries.

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Another deadline, August 3, for song submissions to Suwannee Riverkeeper Songwriting Contest, August 20, 2022

Hahira, GA, July 23, 2022 — Here’s another opportunity for new songs about any river, creek, spring, sink, swamp, or pond in the Suwannee River Basin or Estuary, including the Okefenokee Swamp and the Little, Withlacoochee, Alapaha, Alapahoochee, and Suwannee Rivers, (but not the Santa Fe River; that has its own contest).

Since we’re told some songwriters experienced technical difficulties, we’re re-opening song submissions yet again for the Suwannee Riverkeeper Songwriting Contest. “”We know there are musicians out there who share our love for nature – especially for our local waterways. Now is the chance to share that inspiration with everybody!” said Organizing Committee Chair and musician Angela Duncan.

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Here is the entry form: https://forms.gle/A2tpW1c7HJK3Tjuf7

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Final deadline July 20, for song submissions to Suwannee Riverkeeper Songwriting Contest, August 20, 2022

OK, this time we really mean it. Wednesday, July 20, 2022, is the final deadline to send in songs for the Suwannee Riverkeeper Songwriting Contest.

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Here is the entry form: https://forms.gle/A2tpW1c7HJK3Tjuf7

“We had a blast and heard some great music from the community last year, and we are looking forward to some fine submissions for 2022!” said Josh Duncan, a Judge last year, and Scribe of the Committee.

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Deadline today, July 13, for song submissions to Suwannee Riverkeeper Songwriting Contest, August 20, 2022

That song you’ve been working on: today’s the day to send it in.

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Here is the entry form: https://forms.gle/A2tpW1c7HJK3Tjuf7

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MC and deadline extended: Suwannee Riverkeeper Songwriting Contest, August 20, 2022

Hahira, Georgia, July 6, 2022 — “I’ve heard him all my life on the radio,” said organizing committee member Sara Jay Jones. That’s Kickin Kevin Thomas, who describes himself as, “Good timing, fun loving country radio host for the past 30 years.” We’re glad to welcome Kickin Kevin as the MC of the Suwannee Riverkeeper Songwriting Contest, at the Finals, Saturday, August 20, 2022,” said Suwannee Riverkeeper John S. Quarterman. “And he’s a fun guy to be around at an event: he knows music, and he knows good times,” said committee member Jesse Cole.

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MC Kickin Kevin Thomas

The committee also extended the deadline for song submissions a week, to Wednesday, July 13, 2022. Songwriters, please send in your song today!

Follow this link for song submission form, contest Rules, sponsorships, and soon, entry tickets:
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A new sponsor benefit at Suwannee Riverkeeper Songwriting Contest 2022-08-20

Hahira, Georgia, May 26, 2022 — Sponsors of the Suwannee Riverkeeper Songwriting Contest get an additional perq, as well as entry tickets, and other benefits. Georgia Beer Company has donated a Vibe Yellowfin 120 kayak, worth more than a thousand dollars retail. WWALS draw raffle tickets for that kayak at the Contest, August 20, 2022, at the Turner Center Art Park in Valdosta, GA. Each $100 cash sponsor donation gets one of those raffle tickets.

“Sponsoring the Contest is a great way to support the work of WWALS, from paddle outings, water trails, and water quality testing, to opposing trash, mines, and toll roads.” said WWALS Executive Director Gretchen Quarterman, “But there’s a cap of 30 tickets, so get your sponsorships in early.”

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Banner and raffle kayak

Follow this link for sponsorships and much more about the Contest, including song submission form, contest Rules, and, soon, entry tickets:
wwals.net/pictures/2022-08-20–songwriting

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Kayak Raffle Jackson Kayak Big Tuna with paddle 2022-12-07 2022-03-18

You could win this Jackson Kayak Big Tuna fishing kayak, with seats, paddles, and life jackets. Thanks to Frank and Sissy Norman for the generous donation. This gently used kayak has plenty of fun days ahead for the winner.

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Kayak, donors

Kayak Raffle Tickets

The winner will be drawn December 7, 2022, at the Banks Lake Full Cold Moon Paddle. You do not have to be present to win. Proceeds go to support the activities and advocacy of WWALS.

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Video: Drawing for WWALS raffle kayak 2021-12-11

WWALS Executive Director Gretchen Quarterman mixed up all the raffle tickets since June, Outings, from Juneteenth, from the WWALS Boomerang paddle race and the Suwannee Riverkeeper Songwriting Contest, from the Hahira Honeybee festival, gotten from WWALS Board members, or online.

Yesterday she transcribed all the online tickets onto paper so they would be the same as all the others.

Then she shook them all up.

And drew a winner.

The winner of the Vibe 120 Yellowfin Sit-On-Top Kayak with Paddle, $950 value, is…

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Kristin Kuntz, of Lancaster, New York.

Gretchen called her up, and the winner was thrilled!

They agreed to figure out delivery later.

So, who wants to donate another another kayak for another raffle?

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Kayak Raffle Drawing high noon today 2021-12-11

Update 2021-12-11: And the winner is….

The raffle tickets are in, and at noon today WWALS will draw one ticket for the winner of a Vibe 120 Yellowfin Sit-On-Top Kayak with Paddle, $950 value.

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Kayak Raffle Drawing 2021-12-11


WWALS Watershed Coalition is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Kayak Raffle Drawing
Time: Dec 11, 2021 12:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting
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WWALS at Brooks County Skillet Festival 2021-10-16

Get some fresh-fried food at the Skillet Festival, and come by the WWALS booth, in Quitman, Georgia, this Saturday. Yes, we will have the raffle kayak, the $950 value Vibe Yellowfin 120. And what will NextEra be up to this year?

When: 9AM-5PM, Saturday, October 16, 2021

Where: Brooks County Courthouse, 100 Screven Street, Quitman, Georgia 31643

What: Brooks County Skillet Festival is an artisan craft fair, food festival and vintage market, all tied up in a pretty burlap bow.

Volunteer: You can help at the WWALS booth. Send us email to contact@suwanneeriverkeeper.org.

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Froggy toss was very popular, WWALS booth
WWALS at the Skillet Festival in 2018.

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