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Cardboard Boat Race set for Oct. 18

Families who want to have some fun won’t want to miss the Sixth Annual Cardboard Boat Race.

The race will be held at the City of Hollywood Marina on October 18. Those who participate must use a cardboard boat. People can begin building the boats at 8:00 a.m. and the race will start at 1:00 p.m. The race itself will be about 100 yards.

“This is a safe, family oriented event. It is a fun way for families to get out and spend time together. We will have music and food available,” said Scott Gebhard, dockmaster at the Hollywood Marina.

People can create a basic cardboard boat or they can get creative. Some boats are decorated along pirate themes or other fun themes. Trophies are awarded for the winner, the most team spirit and the most spectacular sinking. 

Usually about 200 people participate and there are about 30 boats. The boats people build can usually hold about three to five people.

To participate, download the registration form at http://fl-hollywood.civicplus.com/DocumentCenter/View/4122

For more information, call 954.921.3035.




David Volz
David Volz
David Volz has been a reporter for Hollywood Gazette since 2011 and has worked for numerous community news publications throughout South Florida over the past two decades including the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, Miami Herald and South Florida Business Journal. He is a Professor in the Business department at Broward College and the editor of the Coral Springs Connection, an online community news website. He covers city government, schools, sports events, cultural activities, faith groups and workplaces.


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