Float a Boat Challenge
Is your boat building construction skills strong enough to float a 24-pack of pop without getting wet? If so, you could win a cash prize during the 2012 Maple Grove Days during the Saturday, July 14 Float a Boat challenge.
Boats must be homemade and no premade boats or motorized boats from the store allowed in this creative competition. The boats will be guided by a member of the two to six person team in the water down the Lazy River at Grove Cove at the Maple Grove Community Center, which is 3 ½ feet deep. The boat must survive floating down the full length of the river and keep the 24 pack of pop dry. No breakable items, tacks, pins or crepe paper can be used and any craft maybe disqualified if contamination or damage to the river is possible.
The boats will be judged on creativity, design and seaworthiness. Prize for first place is $50, second place $20 and third place $15. and 3rd Place $15. The race is open to all ages.
Duct Tape Fashion
Are you crazy about fashion? Do you believe you can make anything out of duct tape? Well if you do believe you can make anything with duct tape, then here is your challenge. Design anything from duct tape and enter the Duct Tape Contest and/or Fashion Show during Maple Grove Days. The categories are: Best Individual Sculpture, Accessories, Runway Outfit and Best Costume.
Competition will be at the Town Green 2 p.m. Saturday, July 14. Participants will be on stage at the Town Green presenting their designs. Also, for some great patterns and innovative ideas check out our “Wearable Duct Tape” workshop on Saturday, June 23.
The event is open to youth ages 11-17 with a registration fee of $10.
Registration forms for both these fun events are available at www.maplegrovedays.org or at the Maple Grove Community Center.
Information provided by Maple Grove Days.