Paddling for a Purpose

June 2015
Written By: 
Julie Flanagan
Annual Paddle Fest raises funds for Tara Hall

The fourth annual Tara Hall Paddle Fest will take place June 20 on the banks of Georgetown’s beautiful Black Mingo Creek. Enjoy a scenic and relaxing paddling trip with stops along the way. Fun on the water will also include kayak races and a kids’ barrel race.

For those who want to help support the cause from dry land, Paddle Fest will also feature festivities like live music, a pileau dinner and more. Two kayaks will be raffled off, one for the adults and one for the children.

Money raised by this event will go toward helping operations at Tara Hall, a nationally accredited residential home and school for boys who are neglected, troubled and abused. Tara Hall works to help make differences in the lives of these children, while at the same time giving them a true opportunity to be a kid.

“That’s what this is really all about—the boys at Tara Hall,” says Assistant Director Patsy Morris. “We want everyone to come out and enjoy themselves and remember that they are helping improve the lives of the boys and giving them a second chance.”

Tara Hall Paddle Fest
510 Tara Hall Road
Saturday, June 20
Visit website for event times
$10 for festival, $15–$30 for paddlers (plus $10 to rent if you don’t have your own equipment)
(843) 546-3000,