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  • Cardboard Boat Races entertain again

  • The 28th Annual World Championship Cardboard Boat Races entertained crowds at Sandy Beach in Heber Springs once again
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  • The 28th Annual World Championship Cardboard Boat Races took place at Sandy Beach in Heber Springs last Saturday. Visitors from all over the country attended the popular annual event to see this year’s selection of amazing cardboard creations.
    Heat indexes hovered around the 100’s Saturday, but that didn’t stop a health crowd from packing Sandy Beach. Sand sculpting and the treasure dig kicked off the morning events, along with the Ron Carmack Memorial Volleyball Tournament, which took place throughout the course of the event.
    This year’s Pride of the Fleet award went to the Hillbilly Wagon, captained by Ryan Boegh of Morrilton. The Hillbilly Wagon was the hands down favorite of the crowd. For a video of the Hillbilly Wagon in action, see the video on our website at www.thesuntimes.com.
    The following is the list of winners from this year’s races. Winners’ photos will be published in Friday’s edition of The Sun-Times
    Youth 1-2 Person
    1st – Liberty, Captain Matthew West of Sherwood (time 1min, 34sec)
    2nd – Private King, Captain Parker King of Little Rock (time 2min, 57.6sec)
    Youth Team
    1st – Bobby’s Bait Shop, Captain Bobby Cox of Higden (time 1min, 35.08sec)
    2nd – The Quack Pack, Captain Hailey Standford of Heber Springs (time 2min, 35sec)
    Adult 1-2 Person
    1st – Red Hot Chili Pepper , Captain Johnny Sanchez of Alexander, AR (time 1min, 8.1sec)
    2nd – Scuffy , Captain Alice Beavers of Heber Springs (time 1min, 18.03sec)
    Adult Team
    1st – Jet Stream Team, Captain Darcy Sackwar of North Little Rock (time 1min, .1sec)
    2nd – Land of the Oars, Captain Stephen Lynn of North Little Rock (time 1min, 17.5sec)
    3rd – Code Blue, Captain Zachary Glover of Benton (time 1min, 18.7sec)
    Anne Pressly Memorial Award
    KATV, Captain Janelle Lilly of Little Rock
    Pride of the Fleet
    Hillbilly Wagon (Green Bay Packaging), Captain Ryan Boegh of Morrilton
    Captain’s Award
    JAWS (BHP Billiton), Captain Don Gatewood of Searcy
    Titanic Award
    Pate Express (Holiday Inn Express), Captain Stephen Pate of Damascus
    Sandcastle Youth Winners
    1st – Jasie & Allie of Wynne
    2nd – Jordan Mangum of Collierville, Tennessee
    3rd – The Brats – Jacksonville
    Sandcastle Adult Winners
    1st – Redneck Girls of Jacksonville
    2nd – Barbara Drummer of Wynne
    Watermelon Contest Winners
    Page 2 of 2 - Children – Cameron Lyke of Heber Springs
    Teen – Christian Adams of Drasco
    Adult – Cassandra Bobart of Maumelle
    Ron Carmack Memorial Volleyball Tournament
    1st place – Insulin Spike – Michael Ludwig of Heber Springs, Andrew Hill of Heber Springs, Michael Bryant of Heber Springs, Gunner Nelson of Heber Springs, and Landon Glover of Heber Springs.
    2nd place – Thunder – Trey Jackson of Quitman, Chase Stewart of Quitman, Sheldon Mines of Quitman, Hunter Bridges of Quitman, CJ Cannon of Heber Springs, and Justin Whithurst of Greers Ferry
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