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Turtles race to raise funds for Flint RiverQuarium

By Jennifer Emert - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Ten thousand turtles will race next month in hopes of floating more money to the Flint Riverquarium.

For five dollars, you can adopt a turtle that will race down the water steps at the Flint Riverquarium March seventh during the Mardi Gras celebration downtown. Event organizers today said this is an event everyone can participate in, even in this tight economy.

"There are so many fundraisers which are fun and very important, but are bigger ticket situations, silent auctions dinners that type of stuff that are a little expensive for everybody but this is a way everybody, kids, grandparents can help our community, our Riverquarium with just a five dollar turtle adoption," said Laura Calhoun, Event organizer.

In the next month you'll also see some fashionable turtles around town. Thirteen non-profit agencies are partnering with the Riverquarium to collect donations for their fashionable turtles. They'll keep 75-percent of the money donated.

To adopt a turtle you can stop by the Flint Riverquarium during business hours, sign up on their website at www.flintriverquarium.com or stop by Homerun Foods or Security Bank for an application. 

Prizes for the winners include a million dollar turtle, five thousand dollars in cash, 50 dollars of gas each week for a year, a Chick-Fil-A combo meal each week for a year and an iPod Touch.

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