2013 Loon Race Report

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After a crowd effort in counting downs, 150 rubber loons plummeted into the waters below.

Our second annual Loon Drive at the Adirondack Interpretive Center was a great success! Despite the weather all participants and staff had a great time.

With a high tide and fast moving water the first loon crossed the finish line in under 20 minutes, decimating last year’s record of just over 40 minutes. The first flock of loons floated through the gates with speed and agility, while others paced themselves and took frequent stops in the eddies and sedges along the shoreline. Our Loon Navy battled the rapids of Sucker Brook to ensure the safe arrival of all loons to the finish line.

Finishing loons and those drawn for prizes during our post-race celebration are:

Top Three Finishers

 

Sponsor Name

Loon No.

First Place

Carl and Carol Turner

6

Second Place

Barbara Franklin

15

Third Place

Scott Klopfer

32

Loon Raffle Winners

Loon No.

Name

Loon No.

Name

30

The Rootlings

26

Ted Endreny

16

Robert Manning

84

Nina Schoch

2

Jessica Arnold

37

Paul Rubenstein

31

Kathy Coolidge

47

Mike Gooden

19

Judy and Jim DesPasquale

164

Elizabeth Nystrom

28

Maura Stefl

167

Galen and Oliver Halasz

50

Matt Allen

97

Reed Hart

24

Emily Quackenbush

36

Daniel Fitts

35

Daniel Fitts

88

Tracy Rapant

43

John and Mary Leiper

25

Donna Follett

48

Beth Burgess

13

Sharon Sutphen

17

Bunny Adler

3

Mary McNeil

54

Debbie Mull

33

Scott Klopfer

169

Beth Burgess

123

Susan Spangler

44

Bruce Breitmeyer

43

John and Mary Leiper

153

Lorraine Miga

51

Andralee Sinsabourgh

20

Andy Saunders

52

Beth Burgess

This exciting race, along with our educational programming, can only be made possible by the support from our great sponsors and participants. We greatly appreciate all of our volunteers and all those who contributed to this loony event. The Loons and Logs event was also a success due to the generosity of many local businesses and individuals who donated time, prizes and energy.

 

Oliver of Saranc Lake poses with his very own rubber loon.

Oliver of Saranc Lake poses with his very own rubber loon.

They are:

                        – Adirondack Hotel                               – Adirondack Park Institute

                        – Ali Baba’s Liquor and Wine               – Cloud Splitter Outfitters

                        – Cyber Creek Café                             – ESFs AEC: Sage Fund

                        – High Peaks Kitchen                           – Hoss’s Country Store

                        – Kickerville Mobile                             – NCPR

                        – Nina Schoch/BRI/ACLC                    – Northern Borne

                        – Northern Forest Institute                  – The Trading Post

                        – Town of Newcomb                            – WDs Country Store

We offer many great educational and nature based programs throughout the year, so stop by and see what the AIC has to offer! For more information on our upcoming programs and opportunities visit us on our website, Facebook page or in Newcomb.

–  AIC Staff

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