The S.S. Clara Barton sets sail!


The S. S. Clara Barton will make her maiden voyage tomorrow as part of the Fox Valley United Way’s “What Floats Your Boat” race. We encourage you to come out and join us for what promises to be quite a spectacle. The boat launch is at Lake Mastadon in Aurora (10:30 a.m. on Saturday 9/22/09). Below: Team members prepare the Aqua-ERV for a 40-mile journey to the race site.

This week, what used to be a pile of cardboard started to resemble a Red Cross Emergency Response Vehicle (ERV). In compliance with strict racing standards, the boat is constructed entirely of cardboard and is held together by glue and tape.
Two brave individuals will get inside and paddle the boat across a lake and back. Of course, life jackets are required – safety first!

A huge thanks to our generous sponsors and everyone who pitched in to help! Wish us luck and check back next week for results…
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