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Video: Kayak raffle winner @ Banks Lake Full Cold Moon paddle 2022-12-07

This only ever happened once before: the WWALS kayak raffle winner was standing there at the drawing.

[Kayak Raffle Drawing]
Kayak Raffle Drawing

WWALS Executive Director Gretchen Quarterman had already transcribed the online tickets onto paper tickets like all the others. Continue reading

Slightly earlier kayak raffle drawing for Big Tuna with paddle and seats 2022-12-07

Update 2022-12-07: Video: Kayak raffle winner @ Banks Lake Full Wolf Moon paddle 2022-12-07.

Due to the time change, the drawing will be slightly earlier, at 4:15 PM, still at Banks Lake Boat Ramp, just west of Lakeland, Georgia, before the Banks Lake Full Cold Moon Paddle, Wednesday, December 7, 2022.

You do not have to be present to win this Jackson Big Tuna fishing kayak with two seats, a paddle, and PFDs.

[Raffle kayak at Hahira Veterans Day Parade 2022-11-11]
Raffle kayak at Hahira Veterans Day Parade 2022-11-11

You do have to get at least one raffle ticket: Continue reading

Wesley Vallotton accepted Songwriting Contest raffle kayak for Mala Vallotton 2022-08-24

Mala Vallotton’s son Wesley Vallotton accepted the raffle kayak for her.

[Delivered and Drawn]
Delivered and Drawn

Thanks again to Georgia Beer Co. for donating this kayak, worth more than a thousand dollars.

Thanks to all the sponsors who got a raffle ticket for each $100 donated, especially including Mala Vallotton who put in $500. Continue reading

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

Songwriters, if that form does not work for you, Continue reading

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

Follow this link for everything else about the Suwannee Riverkeeper Songwriting Contest 2022-08-20, including prizes for songwriters: Continue reading

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.

[MC Kickin Kevin Thomas]
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:
wwals.net/pictures/2022-08-20–songwriting Continue reading

A new sponsor benefit at Suwannee Riverkeeper Songwriting Contest 2022-08-20

Update 2022-08-26: Wesley Vallotton accepted Songwriting Contest raffle kayak for Mala Vallotton 2022-08-24.

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.”

[Banner and raffle kayak]
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

“We already have one $500 sponsor,” said Continue reading

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

Update 2022-12-07: Video: Kayak raffle winner @ Banks Lake Full Wolf Moon paddle 2022-12-07.

Update 2022-11-13: Slightly earlier kayak raffle drawing for Big Tuna with paddle and seats 2022-12-07.

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.

[Kayak, donors]
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.

Also thanks to Frank for Continue reading