Arts, Dining & Entertainment

Start creating cardboard boats for benefit regatta

Saturday, Aug. 19, 3 p.m.—BELMONT—Summerpalooza is coming Saturday, Aug. 19, 3-9 p.m., a huge never-ending big party at the Odd Fellows Hall on Star Lake in Belmont. It’s going to be fun for the whole family.

The party kicks off at 3 p.m. with a laugh-a-minute cardboard regatta with prizes awarded, followed by a dunking booth. Games follow, including tug-o-war, so line up a team.

DJ Brett Myhre will provide music from 3-5 p.m. Along with music, Myhre will challenge everyone to games of Jenga and toss up a floating parachute. From 5-9 p.m. the Beatles Band and the Mt. Holly Folk Club will provide music.

From 5-7 p.m., the $5 barbecue takes place, or until the food is gone. Live music for dancing will be going on most of the day and Reinbow Riding Center’s annual fundraising silent auction will be taking place in Odd Fellows Hall. Auction items include:

Four day passes for Walt Disney World; eight tickets donated by Okemo for the Jackson Gore Adventure Zone; four day passes for the Shelburne Museum; a Ryan Spooner autographed hockey puck from the Boston Bruins; $100 basket of assorted wines; a sportswear package donated by Basin Sports; four UVM men’s basketball tickets; Weston Playhouse tickets; 100 gallons of fuel oil donated by H.B Energy; an Okemo Valley Golf Club certificate; a family four-pack of tickets to Zoo New England in Boston; a turquoise and silver necklace by Nance Dean of Middletown Springs; a basket of natural products from White Birch Soapworks; two Montshire Museum tickets; and the list goes on. More items are being added daily.

Mark your calendars, and start building cardboard boats today!

Regatta rules can be found online at For more information, call 802-492-2226 or 802-228-5428.

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