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Flint RiverQuarium offers public deals in new year

By Jennifer Emert - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) –  The Flint RiverQuarium is enticing people downtown with a New Year's deal, and two more turtle races.

The FlintRiverQuarium is bringing back a deal for the new year that brought more people to the venue in August. Every Sunday in January, admission will only be $5.00. You can upgrade to include a movie for just a dollar more.

Attendance for 2010 is up. New Year's Day they'll host the first of three turtle races this year, sending turtles racing down the water steps, giving donors three chances to win.

"If you adopt a turtle by Friday you get three chances to win instead of just one. They'll be 500 dollars cash to the winner of the January 1st race, and then we'll have another preliminary race January 12th, and then the winners of those races are automatically entered into the finals of the March 5th Mardi Gras race," said Wendy Bellacomo, Flint Riverquarium Marketing Manager.

Last year's Turtle Race raised $21,000 for the Riverquarium. Saturday's race is at 11:00. The RiverQuarium will also kick off an Aquadopt program in January that allowed the community to help adopt or sponsor one of the animals at the RiverQuarium.

 You can buy a turtle by stopping by the Flint Riverquarium or on their web site at http://www.flintriverquarium.com.

One turtle is $5.00 but will race in all three races. You can also Aquadopt an animal at the Riverquarium, it's $15.00 for members in January and $25.00 for non-members.

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