2014 Sponsors

Fifth Annual Oriental Dragon Boat Festival

Thank you, Sponsors & Volunteers!

Gold Dragon Sponsor


Ruby Dragon Sponsors

PotashCorp Aurora
Trader Construction
WRNS Your Country 95.1
Clancy's Marina

Pearl Dragon Sponsors

Health System
The County Compass Newspaper Oriental
GB Events and Marketing

Community Support

State Senator Norm Sanderson
Bill Sage Mayor, Oriental
Ed Mitchell, President River Dunes
for Opening of Festival and Welcome

Oriental Tourism Board
provided Radio On Site Spot at Festival to promote activities in Oriental

Oriental Town Hall Public Works Staff
Putting up our Festival Sign

PARS(Pamlico Amateur Radio Society)
participants in Dragonboat Races were:

Tom Finta, Organized Participants
Bill Olah, President 
Jamie King & Susan King
Mike Hurm
 John Radtke
Bob Melle
Ken Coit
Torrey Neill

Faye Bond
Use of chairs and several tables for our spectator tent

Community Outreach Partners
for support of 21- person Military Dragon Boat Teams

Comprised of Marine, Navy, Coast Guard, and Boy Scout Paddlers:

PotashCorp-Aurora: Salty Serpents

PotashCorp-Aurora: Boy Scout Troop 683

CarolinaEast Health Systems:
Neuse River Dragons
Chesty Pullers (embedded)
Water Vipers (embedded)
Ed Denton: Neuse River Dragons

Deaton Yacht Boat Service: Devil Dogs

River Dunes: Neuse Winds Freedom Riders

Other Community Logistical Support Who Provided,
Time, Effort and Equipment

The Young Marines
Special Salute
Cherry Point Branch

YM Lcpl Dakota Erdly, YM Sgt Caleb Wilson, YM Cpl Jessica Hemenway, and
YM GySgt Jacob Sikes

Trader Construction
Provided oversight staff for venue: Bryan Harrell, John Harrell, Hank Fluke and Andy. They also provided the generators for the festival electrical needs and the forklift to help place and remove the floating dock.

Bob Cowden, Craig Gibbs and Derrik
for their hard work on hauling and placing the 42 foot floating dock used during the practice and races as well as the removal of dock following festival

Robbie Beal
 helped to remove the boats off the trailer and helped to set the race lanes with Pan Am Dragon Boat for the practice and races and helped to remove them at the end of the race

River Dunes provided the Chase Boat
Jim Ward and David Gaskins served as the Chase Boat Captains

Eric Kindle, EMT Services
Provided Emergency Medical Assistance to Attendees

Best Master of Ceremonies in Eastern North Carolina
Jeff Aydelette

Jeff Aydelette
for design and or purchase of the Gold, Silver and Bronze Paddles and the Trophies

Karen Prince from HeartWorks
provided Face Painting for the Children's Area

Dotting of the Eye of Dragon
Logan Muse

Tom Butner, Jim Sherwood and Mary Stancil Marshaled
the Dragon Boat teams loading and unloading on docks for practice and races

Chris Daniels, The Silos
for the Sound Equipment for the Festival

Zack Aydelette
for his set-up of sound equipment

David “Big Foot” Brown
for the Revision of the Street Banner for Oriental and manufacturing of the new Scoreboard

Morgan and Madison Copeland
for manning our Registration areas on Friday and Saturday

for assisting with the development of signage and putting signage up morning of the festival

George Cooke
 from the Havelock Chamber of Commerce

PotashCorp – Aurora
for Providing load of Reject for our attendees and children to mine for sharks teeth and other fossils

Greg Goodnight Fossil Master
Provided Instruction for those individuals looking for Shark's Teeth

Set-up /Take Down Tents:
Greg Ruzicka, Frank Whitley, Andy and Pat Dixon, Jim Sherwood, Mary Stancil, Flora Moorman, Jeff Aydelette, and the Neuse Winds Freedom Riders Marine Team

Provided Truck to Move the New Scoreboard
George and Joanne Hurley
Oriental, NC

Weather Consultants
Prior to Festival:
Skip Waters and Ellen Bacca

County Compass: Terri McCune
Pamlico News: Martha Hall
Sun Journal: Charlie Hall
TownDock.Net Melinda Penkava

Terry McCune: County Compass Newspaper
Melinda Penkava, TownDock.Net
Charlie Hall, Sun Journal
Aubray with AK Photography

Webmaster for Oriental Dragon Boat Website
Ken Edwards

T-Shirts for Teams
Pigeonholes, Oriental

New Bern Sporting Goods