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All proceeds go to preserving Perryville's historic downtown Adopt a Turtle Now!

Congratulations to Kris Shoop, our first place winner in the

2017 Snappin' Chaplin Turtle Derby!

She won $1,000 and is the Shell-e-Brity of the day!

Winner of second place is Gayle Bastin, who won $600.

Sandy Jackson is our third-place winner of $400


Thank you to all who helped -- together we will #helpbuildhistory!!!

All proceeds go to help preserve Merchants' Row, Perryville's 19th century buildings,

which form one of the oldest intact commercial districts in the United States.

Join Main Street Perryville today and see how you can help save our American treasures.

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Join us Saturday, July 29, 2017

Snappin' Chaplin Turtle Derby


$1,000 First Place

$600 Second Place
Sponsored by Walden Funeral Home
$400 Third Place
Sponsored by Chaplin River Catering and JobMaster Rental

11 a.m. - 10 p.m.

Turtle Call to Post at 5 p.m.

Downtown Perryville

Main Street Perryville is having the second annual Snappin' Chaplin Turtle Derby on July 29, 2017. A minimum of 2,000 turbo turtles will be released into the Chaplin River and the first 3 turtles to cross the finish line will win cash prizes! The event is free and open to the public and there will be food trucks, music by Joe Crafa from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., with D.J. Amazing Tyler Isaacs from 1 p.m. onwards -- and lots of family fun!

All proceeds from the Snappin' Chaplin Turtle Derby will benefit Main Street Perryville and
its mission to build a truly vibrant and historic community.

Help us Build History!

Want to donate, volunteer or start a friendly turtle sales team?
Call Main Street Perryville at 859.332.1862
(check back for more listings!)

Perryville Lions Club
Chaplin River Catering
Smokey & the Brisket
Boyle County Band Boosters Funnel Cakes
Jay's Bar B Que
Mr. Softee Ice Cream
West 6th Street Brewing
Good Snacks LLC

Marketplace Vendors
(check back for updates)
Central Kentucky Engraving and Embroidery
Pink Zebra
Younique by Amber
Lincoln Farmhouse
Matilda Jane
91 Strands Handmade Jewlery
School of the Soldier (Perryville Battlefield State Historic Site)
Tupperware by Adele Conder
The Glitter Hut by Tabittha
Nerium by Whitney
Sugar Grove Pottery

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