Tug of War XI - Nov. 8, 2008

Annapolis Wins in a Tie-Breaker

bars team celebrates   severn river keeper tug line

The teams were tied three to three when an unplanned tie-breaker tug was hastily called. Annapolis prevailed, but MRE will live to fight (and party) another day.

See the story in The Capital & slide show

Individual tug results below

Leeward Ho Eastport men & women vs. Brown Eyed Girl/Acme Annapolis men & women
after a false start, the tug took 55 seconds
29 tuggers on each side
winner: Annapolis

Banks - BB&T tugging against itself
BB&T Retail Eastport vs. BB&T Commercial Annapolis
but the Annapolis side BB&T team didn't show, so the Severn Riverkeeper team stepped in to tug
30 tuggers on each side
1 minute, 24 seconds
winner: Eastport

Performance Cruising Eastport Men vs. Annapolis Men
31 tuggers on each side
1 minute, 2 seconds
winner: Eastport

Eastport Women vs. Annapolis Women
20 tuggers on each side
28 seconds
winner: Eastport

South River Federation for Eastport vs. Severn Riverkeeper for Annapolis
29 tuggers on each side
an interminable 2 minutes, 10 seconds
winner: Annapolis

Battle of the Bars
Davis' Pub & Boatyard Bar & Grill Eastport Bars vs. Stan & Joe's & Federal House Naptown Bars
30 tuggers on each side
1 minute
winner: Annapolis

Tie-Breaker Tug
30 tuggers on each side
1 minute, 24 seconds
winner: Annapolis

Our Benefiting Charities: SPCA of Anne Arundel County, Reading is Fundamental at Eastport Elementary, Civil Air Patrol, & OIC Job Readiness Center. All of the organizations are non-profits working in Eastport and Annapolis. Our goal is to raise money to support these causes. The MRE has raised more than $190,000 for charities over the past ten years.

A Big Thank You to:

Thank you to Our wonderful Tug Sponsors

Davis' Pub

Boatyard Bar & Grill




Compass Marketing and Mike Winters

Banc One Mortgages

Buck Distributing

The Tug ropewas stretched over the harbor and the tugging began at the crack of noon. And when the tugs were over, the fun really began on the Eastport side with live music, beverages, food, an officially sanctioned chili cookoff, and lots of vendors showing off All Things Eastport -- a festival that celebrated what a great place the Maritime Republic is! And the party, which was FREE, ran until 5:30, with Blue Thrill playing overtime!

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Here's how you can help:

  • Tug on a team
  • Establish your own team
  • Help with set up and break down
  • Help with sponsorship
  • Help with Silent Auction and 50/50 raffle
  • Help with Security
  • Help with Beer and Ticket Sales
  • Be a Chili Cook - Contact Margie MaGill, margie.magill@genesishcc.com

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MRE, the mock-Maritime Republic of Eastport, is an enlightened democracy based in the Eastport neighborhood of Annapolis, Maryland, and has become a force in the community since its founding on Super Bowl Sunday 1998. Doing good for the community and having fun at the same time & fun with a purpose is our mission, albeit with a quirky and sometimes bizarre way of carrying it out. For more information on the MRE and the 10th Tug of War and plans for the 2008 Tug, contact Karen Svea, Ministress of Propaganda, 410 353-4454.

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