By Lasca Randels
WINONA LAKE — Despite temps in the high 80s Saturday, Aug. 28, a large crowd turned out for Winona Lake’s Canal Days. The family-friendly event features craft and art booths, food vendors and kids’ activities.
The main attraction was the fifth annual Cardboard Boat Regatta, which raises funds for Fellowship Missions of Warsaw.
Thirteen homemade cardboard boats were entered in the race. The boats were constructed using only cardboard and duct tape.
Eight of the boats sank before completing the course.
Entry categories included kids ages 10 and under, youth ages 11-17, adults and corporate.
Boat Name: “Hope Prints”
Racers: Zach Hauck, Maelle Hauck
Awards: Best in Show, Kids Category Winner
Boat Name: “I Was Flushed”
Racers: Adam Jackson, Marcus Jackson
Award: Titanic Award (for most spectacular sinking)
Boat Name: “The Black Pearl”
Racers: Josh Morgan, Tanner Morgan
Boat Name: “Flash”
Racer: Kyle Williams
Award: Youth Category Winner
Boat Name: “Froggy”
Racer: Christopher Dawson
Boat Name: “Death Wish”
Racer: Jacob Elmore
Boat Name: “Mudlove”
Racers: Luke Wright, Silas Hill
Awards: Adult Category Winner, Fastest Overall
Boat Name: “Pirates”
Racers: Rachel Biggs, Ethan Guarra
Boat Name: “Procrastinators”
Racers: Ashlee Kreft, Brooke Lane
Boat Name: “Front Desk”
Racers: Mikayla Franklin, Amber Harris
Boat Name: “Bobcat”
Company: Winona Lake Restoration
Racers: Noah Dickerson, Titus Ewery
Award: Corporate Category Winner
Boat Name: “Evergreen”
Company: Division of Nextrimity
Racers: Brian Hodeck, Russ Parrott
Boat Name: “Water Backup”
Company: Wetzel Insurance
Racers: Casey Fayed, Grace Suranyi