(Neb.) - Cardboard Boat Races to Resume
After a year’s absence from the schedule of Fourth of July activities, the Alliance Lion’s Club will be taking over the running of the annual “Lunatic Race” also known as the cardboard boat race on Laing Lake. Races will begin at 10:30 a.m. To enter, just show up with your boat.
Any interested individual, organization, or business is encouraged to enter this popular community activity by building an expendable boat and racing it to its demise. Boat construction must include only cardboard, duct tape, water soluble glue such as Elmer’s, and water based paint such as latex. Boats may be propelled by paddles of any material or design. Boats propelled by paddle wheels or propellers will be in a separate class. Type 1 life preservers must be worn by all participants.
The Lion’s Club is challenging all other service clubs to enter a new exhibition race. For a $100 entry fee clubs will race to determine who will win the pot to donate to the charity of their choice. Race entries in this class will be held to all construction rules.
Other races and prizes will be the same as in past years. Race groupings will be determined the day of the races with factors of gender, age, type of boat, etc. In addition to prizes for the fastest
boat in each group, other awards will be made such as the ever popular “Titanic” award for the best sinking.
For more information contact Dr. Calvin Tolstedt at 760-7356 or Kevin Wilkinson at 763-8162.
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