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Plywood Boat Challenge to be part of Fiesta Days

Published: Monday, June 17, 2013 2:53 p.m. CDT • Updated: Monday, June 17, 2013 3:13 p.m. CDT

McHENRY –  All seaworthy vessels are invited to join those not so seaworthy to compete in the McHenry Area Chamber of Commerce Plywood Boat Challenge, sponsored by Meijer. 

The event will be held July 14 during Fiesta Days at Petersen Park. Awards will include first-place swiftest, second-place swiftest, and best decorated boat and crew. 

Boats will be built on site. 

New for this year, there will be two prices:  $25 per team if the team brings the specified supplies or $125 per team if the Chamber provides the supplies. 

Race orientation is 12:15 p.m., building time is from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m., and the race begins at 3 p.m. 

The deadline to enter is June 28.

For information, call 815-385-4300 or download an application at  

– Northwest Herald

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