MONTICELLO, Ind. (WLFI) - A 90 minute canoe trip down the Tippecanoe River raised more than $11,000.
Participants gathered at American Legion in Monticello Sunday for the Paddle for the Council on Aging.
Registrants were dropped off upstream, using one of the Council's buses, where they would paddle back to American Legion.
Organizers said they were able to get 109 sponsors to donate $100 within three weeks of putting together the event.
"The volume in number of people that you see, the sponsorships that were involved, it's a community pulling together to help those that do something the most important things within the county," said event organizer Kean MacOwan.
All proceeds from Sunday's event will go toward the Council on Aging. The Council on Aging provides services to adults 55 years and older.
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