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Friends Of The Dragon 2024
It takes a village to house a dragon
December 28, 2023

he clanging of pots and pans, the rhythm of the drums, and all those screaming fans. It’s all for one very important reclusive Oriental resident: the Dragon.

The Dragon, with admirers.

On New Year’s Eve, the Dragon emerges to wind through the adoring crowds on Hodges Street at 8p and 11:30p.

It waits all year for the big night, dreaming of this big moment. A Dragon of its importance deserves a safe place to rest and dream.

Over the years, the Dragon has been housed in sheds and barns, sometimes suffering from weather damage during hibernation. A few years ago it got a new home – a 10 × 10 storage unit at Village Mini Storage on Broad Street. It keeps the Dragon dry. And ready.

Wading through the crowd; the Dragon waits all year for this.

The Dragon’s dry digs are funded through the generosity of folks like you, the Patrons Of The Dragon.

The storage unit is $55 a month. That’s where you come in.

Become A Dragon Patron
The Dragon needs 22 “Patrons”. Each Dragon Patron pays $27.50 for a half month of storage. The Dragon doesn’t need heroes, and will not let any Patron sponsor more than half a month.

There isn’t any Dragon corporation or any Dragon bank account, and organizers like that simplicity. So to keep this simple, Patrons simply send a check for $27.50 to Village Mini Storage.

A large, multicolored Dragon head sits on yellow saw horses.
Waiting under a tent for the big night out.

To become a Dragon Patron, just email in your contact info to info@towndock.net, and then we will email back confirmation and instructions on where to mail your Patron check. Your name, or your business name, can be listed as a Dragon Patron. Thank you to all who stepped up to help shelter the Dragon for another year – the Dragon Patron slots are now full.

Month Dragon Patrons
January 2024 Mary Ann Parham & Doug Sligh
February 2024 Bea & Wes Brenner
  James & Eileen Denmark
March 2024 The Swanson Family
  Geri & Steve LaBreck
April 2024 David & Jean White
  The McGee Family
May 2024 Jackie & Bogdan Ewendt
  Lenise Whitford
June 2024 Anne & Chris Moffat
  Laurie & Pat Stockwell
July 2024 Elaine Creel
  Gail and Steve Radosevich
August 2024 Barbara Stockton
  Greg & Dot Gallagher
September 2024 Tom & Liz Lathrop
  Suzanne McCaffity
October 2024 Anthony Noel and Shari Sias
  Isabel Keppner
November 2024 Pat Thomaier & John Messer
  Robin & Wayne Clark
December 2024 Village Mini Storage ✓
  Village Mini Storage ✓

Posted Thursday December 28, 2023 by Allison DeWeese

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