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Help needed to pay for temporary dam in DePue

Posted by wlpo on July 5, 2016

With the 4th of July now in the rear view mirror, it won’t be long before the annual boat races in DePue.

Racing starts July 29th, no thanks to the state according to Publicity Chairman Eric Bryant. Bryant says the state has denied the village’s request for a permanent Water Control Structure so they are bringing in a barge as part of a temporary dam.

The temporary dam isn’t cheap so race organizers are asking for donations to help pay for it. Bryant says “we know this is getting old but at present there is not another solution.”

You can send a donation to “Save the Lake”, P.O.Box 500, DePue, Illinois, 61322.

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