Colorful homemade rafts including a dragon float competed at the 36th annual Bridgewater Raft Race, held Saturday May 1st, just outside Bridgewater Corners. For those that don’t know this area, it is on Route 4 between Woodstock and Rutland. The race begins just west of the Long Trail Brewery and ends thre miles down river, behind the Bridgewater Mill Mall. The event is always held in the first Saturday of May. An awards ceremony is held followeing the race at Ramunos Pizza in the Mill Mall and this time there was live music. All event proceeds benefit the Bridgewater Fast Squad. Registration forms can be picked up at numerous places through out the Bridgewater, Woodstock, and the Upper Valley, or can be downloaded from the race’s website. The entry fee is $5 per person.