Annual Political Canoe Competition


A competition between teams from the Democratic and Republican Parties is a feature of the Dryden Lake Festival.  The Dems put up a couple of strong, young, out-of-county, OFA ringers this year.  (They were very nice.)   Above, see them shoving off for the first heat, in which they start paddling backward.  Below, the participants, now in bipartisan teams, round the buoy before heading back to the finish line.

bipartisan teams

winnersLeft:  Jim Crawford and Bruno Schickel cross the finish line in one of the heats.

Melissa Bianconi, Direction of Recreation for the Town of Dryden writes:

Due to poor weather, Dryden Lake Festival Fireworks and Music will be moved to Wednesday August 10, 2011. The fireworks will begin at approximately 9:15 PM.


We will also move the Gun Poets Music in the Park performance on 8/10 from Montgomery Park to Dryden Lake Park. Gun Poets show will still begin at 6:30 PM. Come down to Dryden Lake Park, West Lake Road in Dryden, for a “mini-fest” on 8/10/11! More details to come early next week—after we all dry out!