ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — On Saturday, the Roanoke River was alive with flamingos, llamas, doughnuts, and unicorns as dozens of people escaped the heat for a “Floatilla to Starr Hill-a!”
The “Floatilla” started at Roanoke Mountain Adventures and ended at Starr Hill Brewery, which sold beers for a cause on Saturday, July 23. A dollar from every pint sold went back into Roanoke Parks and Recreation (PLAY Roanoke).
“It was very fun riding through. One of the best parts was the big rapid part,” said 9-year-old Will Casey.
Floaters could rent a float at the starting point or bring their own.
The general manager of Roanoke Mountain Adventures, Jeff Raines, says they rented out all of their inner tubes.
If you missed the “Floatilla” on Saturday, July 23, Raines says Roanoke Mountain Adventures has you covered.
“It’s just going to be annual, but you can always book a tube, tube outing with us if you wanted to, or rent tubes to take away on your own,” said Raines.