Craft for a Cause: Save the Swamp

Sunday, May 16 from 3 – 6 p.m.

Dry County Brewing Co. in Kennesaw

 

Featuring:

  • Vibe Kayaks Raffle
  • Live Auction
  • Dry County Brewing Co.’s Craft Beers, Ciders and Spirits
  • Live Music by Rob Jordan & Friends
  • Food & Ice Cream Trucks

About the Event

Raise a pint to protecting the Okefenokee Swamp at Craft for a Cause!

Come out to Dry County Brewing Co. in Kennesaw to support Georgia River Network and our fight to protect the Okefenokee Swamp from mining. The afternoon will feature a Vibe Kayaks raffle, live music by the Rob Jordan & Friends band and food and ice cream trucks. A live auction of a vintage aluminum Grumman canoe, guided fishing trip on the Chattahoochee with River Through Atlanta and guided boat excursion for four with Okefenokee Swamp Park & Adventures will cap-off the evening.

Supporters can also tune into the event for free online from 5 – 6 p.m. on Georgia River Network’s Facebook page to enjoy the entertainment and listen for their name during the 5:30 p.m. kayak raffle. Viewers will also be able to text in bids for the live auction and should tune into the livestream for instructions.

Admission to the event is free and all raffle and auction proceeds and a percentage of the brewery’s sales on May 16 will go to Georgia River Network and help support the campaign to protect the Okefenokee Swamp and stop a proposed mine that threatens the swamp. Click here to learn more about the cause.

 

Purchase Raffle Tickets

Get your name in the running! Enter to win a 2021 Yellowfin 100 in the color Galaxy from Kennesaw, Georgia-based kayak manufacturer, Vibe Kayaks. This 10-foot sit-on-top kayak is valued at $700, offers stability without sacrificing speed and is packed with rigging and storage options. Click here to learn more about the Yellowfin 100 and Vibe’s selection of Georgia-designed kayaks. You do not have to be present to win! When you purchase tickets, we will place your name on each of the tickets you purchased and those tickets will be placed in the drawing.

Tickets are $5 each or get 12 for $50!

Live Auction

After the raffle, attendees and online viewers will enjoy a live auction featuring a vintage aluminum Grumman canoe, a guided fly fishing trip on the Chattahoochee with River Through Atlanta and a guided boat excursion for four with Okefenokee Swamp Park & Okefenokee Adventures. Those joining us live on Facebook will be able to text in bids for the guided river trips and should tune into the livestream of the event beginning at 5 p.m. on May 16 for more information.

 

Item 1: Vintage Grumman Canoe (In-Person Bids Only!)

(Grumman No. 4267-GP-1-17)
Add this vintage aluminum Grumman canoe to your collection! Though its manufacturing date is uncertain, a representative with the Marathon Boat Group which now manufactures the brand guessed that the boat was built prior to 1952 at Grumman’s original Bethpage, New York facility. New Grumman 17-footers sell for $1700; used Grumman’s can be found for sale ranging from $300 to $1000. The aluminum boats are built to last and this one has many more years ahead of it. It is in good shape with some cosmetic flaws, and one easily repaired pinhole in the hull. What’s it worth to own a little piece of canoe Americana? We’d say priceless, but you can make your bid with all proceeds to benefit Georgia River Network.

 

Item 2: Guided Fly Fishing Trip

Take your fly fishing game to the next level with this half-day guided fly fishing trip on the Chattahoochee River with fly fishing expert and owner of River Through Atlanta, Chris Scalley (valued at $350). Chris grew up on the Chattahoochee River and brings his passion for the river and the trout to his clients. Spending over 200 days a year on the ‘Hooch, gives Chris an unsurpassed knowledge of the river’s ecosystem and the behavior of the trout that inhabit it. No matter the time of year or your level of experience, Chris is ready to share the most efficient tactics for catching fish with you and will have you casting and presenting flies with proficiency by the day’s end. Click here to learn more about River Through Atlanta.

 

Item 3: Guided Boat Excursion

Explore the incredible swamp we are fighting to protect with this guided boat excursion package for four with Okefenokee Swamp Park & Adventures. Choose from a 4-hour tour (valued at $540) or a sunset tour (valued at $160) in a motoried vessel. Along with the boat excursion your group will also enjoy a tour aboard the Okefenokee Railroad, tickets to the Eye on Nature Show and a walking tour. Click here to learn more about the park.

 

Item 4: Dry County Brewing Co. Swag Bag

In addition to hosting this fundraiser and donating a percentage of Sunday’s sales to GRN, Dry County Brewing Company has generously added a gift card, t-shirt and koozie (value $100) to our exciting list of auction items!

 

Directions

Dry County Brewing Co.
1500 Lockhart Drive Northwest
Kennesaw, GA, 30144

Click here for directions to Dry County Brewing Co.

 

Parking

We encourage attendees to take advantage of rideshare services, however there is street and overflow parking available.

 

Unable to Attend In Person?

No problem! Join us live on Facebook from 5 – 6 p.m. during the event to enjoy the entertainment and to listen for your name during the 5:30 p.m. kayak raffle. You can still help support Georgia River Network by purchasing raffle tickets or by donating online here.

Thank you to our event partners:

 

 

Georgia River Network

126 South Milledge Avenue, Suite E3, Athens, Georgia 30605 | (706) 549-4508 (phone) | info@garivers.org