PRATT – It will be a race against time, and a friendly race against each other, as participants in the all-new “Float Your Boat” contest hit the water at Lovewell State Park Sunday, June 18 to see who has crafted the best makeshift boat. The kicker is, participants may only use cardboard and duct tape for their entries.
The event will be held at the Southwinds Beach area where registration will be open from 11 a.m. to noon, and boats will be on display until the races begin at 1 p.m.
Teams must consist of two members, one of which must be 18 or older. Boats will need to be crafted ahead of time, either at home or at a campsite. Entries may be decorated as long as it is done in a family-friendly manner. The team who crosses the finish line in the fastest time, still afloat with both team members inside, wins. U.S. Coast Guard approved life jackets are required.
A daily vehicle permit, $5.00, is required to enter the park. For more details, contact park staff at (785) 753-4971.