Glade Valley Community Services asks the community to vote for the Snallygaster, a Viking-themed sailboat floating on Carroll Creek in downtown Frederick. The Snallygaster is part of the “Sailing Through the Winter Solstice” fundraiser by the Color on the Creek charity organization.
There are ten boats floating on the creek and two on land; all are lit up at night, and make a beautiful sight.
A visit to Carroll Creek is a great family activity!
The sponsors of each boat have named a charity to benefit from the donations received. The Snallygaster is sponsored, built and paid for by Ed and Vicki Poole and Thom and Teresa Beckley; they all live in Walkersville. Its proceeds will benefit GVCS programs.
There is a large green sea serpent aboard the Snallygaster. The name, Snallygaster, according to American folklore, was storied to have been a large “dragon-like beast that inhabited Central Maryland and particularly Frederick County.” (Wikipedia)
Anyone, anywhere, can vote for the Snallygaster on the secure link at www.ColorontheCreek.com for $1 per vote. The number of votes is determined by the amount of your donation.
There are pictures of each boat with accompanying information about its sponsors and the charity they support.
Ask all your family and friends across the country to vote.
Checks can also be made out to “Color on the Creek” and mailed to: Color on the Creek c/o Mark Flanagan, CPA, 1509 Homestead Ave., Frederick, MD 21702. **Be sure to write the boat name Snallygaster on your check so we get your votes and donations!
We hope you will vote for the Snallygaster!