Vergennes Hosts Otter Creek Basin Bash

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Vergennes Hosts Otter Creek Basin Bash

By Sue Hoxie

Free, family-friendly event highlights water recreation

Vergennes, Vermont – May 24, 2010 – The Vergennes Area Chamber of Commerce, a division of the Addison County Chamber of Commerce, with support from sponsor Green Mountain Power, will host the 2nd annual Otter Creek Basin Bash on Saturday, June 12th from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Held in Vergennes’ Falls Park at Otter Creek Basin, the free, day-long event features learning opportunities, activities and demonstrations all focused on Otter Creek and its historical impact on Vergennes.  
A new event has been added for 2010—Philomene’s Fury—a 4- or 8-mile paddling/rowing race on Otter Creek. Organized by the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum, registration begins at 9:30 a.m. at Falls Park and the race begins at 10:30 a.m. A registration form is available on the event website at and more information is available by calling 802-475-2022 x113.

In addition to watching the race, attendees will have the opportunity to paddle in a kayak or canoe and see demonstrations of fly fishing, fly tying, rope making, flint knapping. The Basin Bash will host a bird watch, storytelling, historical walking tour, exhibits, children’s activities, food and a street dance featuring LC Jazz. To close the event, at 9 p.m. the Otter Creek Falls will be lit, courtesy of Green Mountain Power.

For a full schedule of events, visit the event website at For more information call 802-388-7951 or email   

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Sue Hoxie
Addison County Chamber of Commerce
93 Court Street
Middlebury VT  05753
p: 802-388-7951

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