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Updated 12:00 a.m., Thu July 24, 2014
PHOTO BY: Courtesy of Waren Sports Photography

A team from Green Bay Packaging heads for the finish line in last year’s World Championship Cardboard Boat Races on Greers Ferry Lake in Heber Springs. This year’s event will start at 10 a.m. Saturday on Sandy Beach and will feature several other activities, including watermelon-eating and sand-sculpting contests and beach volleyball.

Cardboard boats to set sail Saturday in races at Greers Ferry

HEBER SPRINGS — The theme for the 28th Anniversary World Championship Cardboard Boat Races in Heber Springs on Saturday might be hard to accomplish: Keep Calm and Paddle On. Things tend to get a little hectic for competitors in the annual event. “They’re definitely not calm, but we did that to kind of open up the theme,” said Julie Murray, new executive director of the Heber Springs Area Chamber of Commerce. “Last year, it was superheroes. We like the idea, one, to align with pop culture going on right now and just to open up the theme to see how creative people can get.” T... READ MORE

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