PACA hosts second annual Cardboard Boat Regatta at Lake Arrowhead

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Photo courtesy of PACA.

~ Press release provided by Page Alliance for Community Action

LURAY, Aug. 5 — For the second year in a row, the Town of Luray’s Parks and Recreation Department took home first place in Page Alliance for Community Action’s second annual Cardboard Boat Regatta held on Saturday at Lake Arrowhead.

Organizers deemed the non-profit’s fundraiser “a success” noting the wide range of participants that hit the water in this year’s event.

“We saw a range of racers this year, with some newcomers and some veteran boat racers,” PACA board chairman Ryan Cubbage said. “Our youngest boat captain was celebrating her second birthday aboard her cardboard Birthday Boat!”

The event saw the return of its largest boat, “Ducky’s Revenge,” but in the end it was the S.S. Arrowhead from Luray Parks and Rec that left everyone “thunderstruck” after it bolted by them. While the competition was fierce, a number of prizes were handed out for various categories.

“Regardless of the outcome, the sun shone over a happy, fun event,” Cubbage said. “Before the race had even ended, plans for next year were already being drawn up, with ideas of challenging friends, family and even surrounding towns were discussed.”

All donations and registration fees go towards supporting PACA in their mission to create a happier, healthier, substance-free community.

“A huge thanks to all those who participated, volunteered, and sponsored this event,” Cubbage said. “This was definitely one for the books, and it’s already time to begin prepping for next year!”

PACA Program Director Megan Gordon says the event doesn’t raise a large amount of funds for the non-profit, but it certainly does entertain those who both watch and participate.

“It really was a fun event,” Gordon said. “It isn’t a large fundraiser, but it is a family-friendly event that hopefully will continue to grow.”

To learn more about the Page Alliance for Community Action,




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