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Sunday, July 24th started out a little overcast and chilly.  As the day progressed the sun came out and things warmed up.
This being the 1st year for the cardboard boat races we had 5 boats ready and waiting to launch.
Battle Axe Saloon...Pirate Ship...Erik Olson & Carl Strand
Pizza Parlor...Flat Bottom Cruiser...Skippers Luke Drougas and Shane Sipsas with builders Austin Talso and Wyatt Nevin
Family Boating... Viking Boat...Cameron Russell & Grace Silbernick
Rammy Grammy...White Surf Boat...Cindy Michalski
Orlowski Dragon Boat....Skipper Paige Orlowski  and Trent Orlowski
Our Blueberry Queen and her Court selected the "Best of Show"  the Battle Axe Pirate Ship.
After some exremely close times the awards were:
1st Place Commercial     The Pizza Parlor
1st Place Adult     Cindy Michalski
1st Place Kids    Paige and Trent Orlowski
1st Place  Family   Cameron Russell & Grace Silbernick
Most Sinkable and Best of Show   Battle Axe Saloon
A special Thanks to Lois Leslie and Willard Ogren who encouraged all of their fellow Lions to start using Moon Lake during the Festival and the Cardboard Boat Race was the start and proved to be a huge success.
We already have 12 planning boats for next year and are looking for more...So, plan your Winter project and "Build a Boat"