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Rumble In Marina At Clinton Lake Postponed to 2012

Due to lack of funds necessary for sanctioning fees and insurance costs, the Clinton Inboard Racing Club had postponed the RUMBLE IN THE MARINA at Clinton Lake until 2012.  Clinton Inboard Racing Club (CIRC), the group responsible for planning and hosting the event, looked to the community for financial support to make the race happen.  Although pledges were made by Clinton's Tourism Bureau, DeWitt County Development Council, Tabor Feed Mill, and First National Bank & Trust, the initial reserve required to move forward with the event was not met.  The total expense to hold this American Power Boat Association (APBA) sanctioned event is $30,000.00.  Sean Bowsher, chairman of CIRC, explains most business budgets were already in place when fundraising started. He believes they are in good position to host the event in 2012.

Carolyn Jameson, Tourism Director at the Clinton Area Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Bureau, is disappointed that the race won't take place this year, but optimistic to see it happen in 2012. Projected expenditures of boat race visitors staying in the county were around $105,000.00. The Clinton Area Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Bureau looks forward to working with the Clinton Inboard Racing Club in 2012, when they host the first Rumble in the Marina."

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