Real Estate Agent with International Property Management Group, LLC 91013

It is hard to believe that the Kentucky Derby is once again upon us.  Seems like it was just yesterday that we were watching Big Brown bring it home!  Time flies when you're having fun  - and that's what we have in Aiken - FUN!!! 

Tonight will be no different!   As usual - the Friday before the 'Run for the Roses' we have our own races.  The Lobster Races to be exact, lol.    YES-  WE REALLY RACE LOBSTERS HERE - IN DOWNTOWN AIKEN.

                                lobster race

(last year's shirt!)


Come on out for this great Downtown Aiken Ultimate BLock Party :)     Over 7 different bands will be performing -- carnival rides - food vendors - BEER TENT - ......fun fun fun :)

Here's the deal:
What:  25th Annual Lobster Race

When:  Friday, May 1st, 2009

Time:  5pm - 11pm

Where:  Newberry Street Festival Site -  Downtown Aiken.

Cost: $5.00   (no charge if you are wearing a 2009 Lobster Race T-Shirt!!)
Proceeds benefit mentally and physically challenged individuals in Aiken County.   
More Info:

                                       welcome to aiken 


HERE ARE SOME PICS FROM FRIDAY NIGHT :)   as you can see - there was a good turnout!   I had a blast with my friends Nicole, Chris, Randy and Shannon.....and all the other friends I saw as the night progressed, lol.

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                              mother and child

I can't wait till next year!  (also looking forward to Charleston with the same bunch of friends!)

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Kara Casamassina, Broker In Charge

International Property Management Group, LLC

Downtown Aiken SC.

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Aiken SC. 29801.




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Harry F. D'Elia
Real Estate and Beyond, LLC - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

I have never been to a lobser race. Do you reserve refreshments? I use to live in Georgia.

May 01, 2009 02:41 AM #1
Lori Isaacson
Credit Restoration Consultants - Plantation, FL

Sounds like a waste of good lobster...hahaha........do you reserve them for butter sauce after the race????

Happy Friday!!


May 01, 2009 02:52 AM #2
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

Hi Kara-That probably is a pretty interesting race to watch. Probably kind of slow though but then again I don't have a clue how fast a lobster can move. <SMILE>

May 01, 2009 02:55 AM #3
Sharon Paxson
Arbor Real Estate - Newport Beach, CA
Newport Beach Real Estate - Arbor Real Estate

I have never been to a lobster race either, sounds like an interesting time. What does the winner get?

May 01, 2009 03:23 AM #4
Craig Rutman
Helping people in transition - Cary, NC
Raleigh, Cary, Apex area Realtor

That sounds like a ton of fun Kara!

Take lots of pictures and don't forget to post them for us all to see.

May 01, 2009 04:07 AM #5
Kara Casamassina
International Property Management Group, LLC - Aiken, SC
Boomers and beyond

Hey Y'all -   thanks for your comments.   To answer some of your questions....

Yes - I'll take pics and post them over the weekend!

We are expecting between 8,000 and 10,000 people. !!!

There will be 14 lobster races in heats of five with the first set of seven races beginning at 7:30 p.m. and the second set starting at 8:15 p.m.

"The winners go back to the ocean and the losers get the melted butter award," said Kara Flanders, a race organizer.


---did you notice my friend Kara and I have the same name, lol.   It is really weird when she calls here -  'hi Kara, this is Kara...'  lol -  too funny.

May 01, 2009 06:58 AM #6
Terrie Leighton
Ferrari-Lund Real Estate - Reno, NV
Reno Real Estate Agent ~ Selling Homes in Reno

I don't suppose you have any Lobster Race photo's for us do you? I cannot believe 8,0000 t0o 10,000 people will show up for this race. We have "Wiener Dog" races every year for Cinco De Mayo but only get about 100 or so to show up! LOL!

May 04, 2009 02:00 AM #7
Kara Casamassina
International Property Management Group, LLC - Aiken, SC
Boomers and beyond

I do have some pics...just have to get them out of my camera, lol.   I was sooooo crowded - hard to believe all those people fit :)    

May 04, 2009 05:16 AM #8
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