Hannibal Courier-Post

Cardboard Boat race inspires competition, family time

Sophia and Natalie Vandiver received the award for the best decorated boat.
For the Courier-Post
Posted: Jun. 24, 2019 12:41 pm

It was an exciting finish for the Cardboard Boat race Saturday at the Hannibal Aquatic Center. The team that was in first place in the fastest boat competition ended up winning the Titanic Award after taking on water and sinking.

The fourth annual Hannibal Parks & Recreation Department Cardboard Boat races at Hannibal Aquatic Center had 17 boats, each boat had 2 passengers ages 6-16.

  • The Titanic Award went to Audrey Deien and Ella Leven

  • The Best Decorated Boat Award went to Sophia and Natalie Vandiver

  • The Fastest Boat Award went to Jay Arnold and Calvin Biggs

"The Cardboard Boat Race is always fun for everyone. I think the families have even more fun before the race begins, because they work on the boats together and make it a family project," said Jenna McDonald, Hannibal Aquatic Center director. "Our lifeguards and staff worked hard to make sure everyone had fun and stayed safe."