Race a cardboard boat in Monticello


WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — The thought of building a boat out of cardboard that is strong enough to hold a person and float sounds impossible. This Saturday is the Monticello Rotary Cardboard Boat Regatta, an event that puts cardboard to the test.

Some guests with the event stopped by News 18 at Noon Thursday to tell us more about it.

Publicity Director Lee Kruel said the event, which is in its second year, benefits the Monticello Parks Department. He said they were looking for a different type of fundraiser and came up with the idea of a Regatta.

Volunteer Gail Brickler said it’s a good time and there’s even an award for the “best sink.”

“Fun is watching the hard work people put into the boats, and the decorations they made, and seeing who wins and can make it around the obstacle course. And then, who doesn’t — that’s even funner,” said Brickler.

For more information on the Regatta, watch the full interview above.



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