Paddle Day rescheduled for this weekend

By: Staff report
File photo Kayakers maker their way down the Rocky River for last year’s Paddle Day. High water levels from heavy rains caused this year’s event to be moved from June 2 to June 9.

Originally planned for June 2, Paddle Day is rescheduled for June 9 due to high water levels. Kayakers, ranging in their experience, will travel from Clark’s Creek to Pee Dee Wildlife Refuge this weekend.

The trip, hosted by Anson County Chamber of Commerce, brings awareness of the blueway systems and recreational activities available in the county, according to Membership and Marketing Director Megan Sellers. She says Paddle Day is a way to bring the Anson community together.

“We had one person attend last year who was still pulling the price tag off the kayak they purchased the night before,” she said. “We also have experienced kayakers and paddlers who are there to guide and lend a helping hand to the more novice paddlers.”

Sellers says using resources like social media relieves them of posting multiple advertisements for the event because their posts reach a wide audience of their community.

“Fortunately we don’t have much preparation,” she said. “We put an announcement on our Chamber Connections and social media pages and people just show up.”

No sign up is required and the cost is free. Transportation will be provided to those who want to leave their cars at the drop-off point.

File photo Kayakers maker their way down the Rocky River for last year’s Paddle Day. High water levels from heavy rains caused this year’s event to be moved from June 2 to June 9.
https://ansonrecord.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/web1_IMG_0252.jpgFile photo Kayakers maker their way down the Rocky River for last year’s Paddle Day. High water levels from heavy rains caused this year’s event to be moved from June 2 to June 9.

Staff report