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Second Annual Cardboard Regatta Sets Sail on Saturday

The Hartland rotary is hosting the family friendly event at Waldenwoods.

The Hartland Rotary club will host its second annual on Saturday and according to Hartland rotary club member Frank Crouse, it will be a fun, family event.

Instructions on how to build a boat using cardboard materials are available on the rotary club website, but Crouse, who will have three entries during the day, says the main thing is “you just hope like heck it doesn’t come apart.”

Prizes will be awarded for several categories including a “Beauty of the Seas,” competition, but Crouse says he is hoping to have a repeat win in the ‘Titanic” award for most spectacular sinking.

“It (boat) is returning assuming I can make the repairs on it to make it relatively sea worthy,” Crouse said. “That may its only role in this Regatta.”

The event takes place at on Saturday starting with a pancake breakfast at 8 a.m. The Regatta will start at 10 a.m. and go until 5 p.m. Proceeds from the day will benefit several organizations including Gleaners, literacy programs and the eradication of polio.

Crouse encourages everyone to come out and enjoy the lake and the activities they have planed for the whole family.

“It’s gonna be hot, they set up their beach chairs in the water to watch the event,” Crouse said. “We’ll have all kinds of things for them to eat and drink and we have a bunch activities for little kids.

“It should be a lot of fun for people of all ages,” he said.

Todd July 18, 2012 at 12:41 PM
What is the fee for a spectator?
Todd July 18, 2012 at 12:48 PM
Never-mind, I see that it's free...

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