More than 30 people turned out to race or float from Naugatuck to Kermit as part of the final installment of the inaugural Kermit Volunteer Fire Department Kayak Race. The series of races was conducted as a fundraiser for the fire department. Craig Hart, an agriculture teacher at Tug Valley High School, streaked far ahead of his competitors to claim the $1,000 first-place prizes. Riley Wilson came in second for the event and Don Smith placed third.