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5th Annual Red River Dragon Boat Festival

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Today was the 5th annual Dragonboat Festival Sponsored by the Rotary Club of Shreveport.

Over 700 people signed up to participate in the race.

Team's raced down the Red River for their chance to be the fastest dragonboat racer in the area.

It was free for the public to spectate from River View Park.

When asked how this event came to be this is what Co-Chairman of the Red-River Dragonboat Festival Charlotta Nordyke had to say, "Five years ago we were looking for a fun fundraiser and one of our people had seen this down in Florida and thought how fun. So we decided we would bring it to Shreveport."

Here is the link to their Facebook page:

Red-River Dragonboat Festival

 

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