This Sunday at Flatbread: Rocking Benefit for Friends of the Mad River
By: friendv3 (friendv3) 2012.08.20

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This Sunday at Flatbread:  Rocking Benefit for Friends of the Mad River

Friends of the Mad River is hosting the second annual Rock the River event at American Flatbread in Waitsfield on Sunday August 26<sup>th</sup> from 3:00 pm-9:00 pm.  The benefit will feature a great line up of homegrown music, with local musician Colleen Mari opening, followed by Tim Holter and the Mad River Mini Stars.  Tim is a seasoned performer from Warren and will be joined on stage by his amazing and talented kids.  The lovely Burlington songstress Kat Wright and her Indomitable Soul Band will wrap up the event;  Kat was named in the 2012 Daysies “best up and coming performer” category by the Seven Days. 

 Families are also a focus of the event, with face painting, fishing and other kids activities.  Adventurous souls are encouraged to build and sail a homemade craft down the Mad River in the “Junky Boat Race”, which was a hilarious highlight at last year’s event.

Junky Boat Race Guidelines

  • Your boat must be homemade (no commercial boats no matter how junky they are)
  • 60-60-60 Rule: In order to qualify, your boat must:
  • Stay afloat for at least 60 seconds
  • Hold at least 60 pounds
  • Travel at least 60 feet (conditions permitting)
  • Your boat must stay together (if it falls apart you must clean up ALL the pieces!)
  • Please no ramming or destroying other boats
  • All participants riding boats must wear a PFD
Rules subject to change based on river conditions (i.e. if the river flow is too low to travel 60 feet on)

Tickets for Rock the River are $25 for adults and $55 for families, and include flatbread dinner, ice cream, and entry into the raffle.  Raffle prizes include a Sugarbush Mount Ellen Season Pass, Mad River Glen Season Pass and more.  The event is co-sponsored by Sugarbush, Mad River Glen and TD Bank.

Proceeds from the event benefit the Friends of the Mad River (FMR), a community based watershed conservation and restoration organization.