Posted by Ken Crites on Aug 06, 2017
It was a beautiful morning out on the lake front today as Burlington Sunrise Rotary helped support the 2017 Dragon Boat Festival for the 12th year in row. The club was split into two teams: one that worked the docks, helping teams in and out of boats.  Thanks to Steve Gentile for leading the dock effort, in some cases for all three days of the festival.  The second squad worked the food table on Sunday, selling bagels, donuts, hot coffee and fruit for Rotary charities.  Thank you Eric Lafayette for leading the food table.
 
A big thanks to Andy, Todd, Guy, Steve and Julie for working the docks.  And thanks to Diana, Alison, T-Bone, Handsome Hanson, Dan and  K-Train for their work at the food table.
 
Here's a photo of the volunteers helping racers in and out of the dragon boats.  Steve and others are in the yellow shirts.
 
Louise (Nikki Rivolta's Mom) is the oldest paddler on the breast cancer survivor’s boat. She is 87 years young and is a 32 year breast cancer survivor. Their boat came in 2nd by 3/10th of a second. Go Louise!   
 
Here are some fun shots from the food table (from K-Train and DVDV).