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What is a Turtle Race?
Thousands of 3" tall rubber turtles (with cool sunglasses) will be dropped into the Pine River from Rotary Centennial Park at the starting line directly across from LaCroix's Riverside Pub on Clinton Avenue in downtown St. Clair at 4:00 pm on Sunday, August 29th.
Each turtle will be "tagged" with a number placed on its bottom and each number will correspond to the "adoption paper" of its parent (the number on each raffle ticket).
Once the turtles are in the water, they are on their own floating with the current eastbound along the Rotary Park boardwalk. The finish line will be in the center of Rotary Park where a "turtle dam" will be set which will corral the turtles sending them into a clear tube. The turtles will enter the tube one-by-one allowing the Turtle Tamers to know which turtle came in 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place.
Winners will be announced at the end of the race (approximately 4:30 pm). Winners not present will be notified by phone, email and US mail.
There is no charge to attend this event. However, to enter the race, adoption of at least one turtle is required.
If the race cannot be held on the Pine River due to weather or any other reason, a random drawing of all entries will take place and the lucky winners will be notified.
Visit one of our Adoption Centers!
Anchor Point Bistro
Anchor Point Café
Black & Bleu BBQ
Cap'n Jim's Gallery
Huffmaster AAA Agency
London's Ice Cream Parlor
Mannina's Wine House
Neiman's Family Market
S & A Liquor
St. Clair Boat Harbor
St. Clair Chamber of Commerce
St. Clair Coney Island
St. Clair Realty
The Voyageur Restaurant
What does the St. Clair Rotary Club do?
- Literacy Project – provide dictionaries for all third graders in the city (private and public schools), plus an allowance for each 3rd grade teacher to spend on books for their class library (last year it was $200/class)
- Senior Immunizations – a joint project with Ascension River District Hospital and East China Township to provide flu vaccinations for all uninsured seniors in the community.
- Tim Lelito Foundation – provide support that pays the “pay to play” fee for local athletes in the community
- Seminar for Tomorrow’s Leaders – a weekend leadership training course for high school undergraduates
- STRIVE – a challenge scholarship given to high school seniors who start their last year with a below 2.0 grade point average and improve their grade point the most in their last year of high school.
- International Service Project – a joint project with another Rotary Club outside of the US to improve education, health or other Rotary Areas of Interest.
- Exchange Student – financial assistance and guidance for an international student to attend St. Clair High School.
- St. Clair Little League fields
- St. Clair High School tennis courts
- Grieg Park Imagination Station playground
- Rotary Wildlife Landing in Rotary Centennial Park