Dragon Boat Teams Practice for Saturday's Big Race
By Ro Morse
PADUCAH, KY - Dragon Boat teams practice rowing together evenings on Paducah's riverfront in preparation for the 2nd Annual Dragon Boat Festival this Saturday.
The River Discovery Center sponsors, organizes and benefits from the popular event. Its educational programs are funded by proceeds from this fun and fund-raising event.
Exec. Director Julie Harris says, "The response has been overwhelming. We knew this event on our riverfront would be a natural for our river town. Our community has really embraced this fun and competitive time for the whole family. We are delighted to bring this increasingly popular festival to Paducah. Everyone is invited to come to the riverfront and watch the teams practice and of course, come be part of the festivities all day on Saturday."