Rafting companies to honor first responders

Posted Aug. 10, 2011, at 11:36 a.m.
Last modified Aug. 10, 2011, at 1:57 p.m.

WEST FORKS — On the tenth anniversary of 9/11, Magic Falls and Magic Rivers Rafting Companies of West Forks will honor and thank all active duty firefighters, emergency personnel and military for the work they do in protecting the lives and property of American citizens.

On Sunday, Sept. 11, Magic Falls and Magic Rivers are offering 150 whitewater rafting trips on the Kennebec River for free to these first responders and their families. Reservations must be made in advance and will be offered on a first come/first served basis.

Magic Falls owner, Donna Neddeau, and Magic Rivers owner, Dave Neddeau, said, “We are grateful for the job that our firefighters, emergency medical personnel and servicemen and women do for all of us. By offering a complimentary raft trip, we hope to let them know how much we appreciate their devoted service and bring a day of fun and happiness to them and their families.”

Magic Falls Rafting Company, founded in 1989 by the Neddeaus, offers whitewater rafting trips on the Kennebec and Dead River from May to October. The Magic Falls base facility includes a campground, lodge and a guesthouse for large groups. On site amenities include a recreation pavilion, outdoor climbing wall, volley ball court, half court basketball, tubing, and shower and changing facilities. Magic Rivers was founded in 2010 to offer high adventure, double run trips of the upper Kennebec Gorge.

Reservations may be made by calling 800-207-7238 or online at www.magicfalls.com.

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