Plywood boat race and auction benefits charity - WKRN News 2

Plywood boat race and auction benefits charity

Posted: Updated: June 23, 2013 08:52 AM
SMITHVILLE, Tenn. -

For the third straight year, Pates Ford Marina on Center Hill Lake held the Jolly Angels plywood boat race and auction on Saturday.

The event benefits Jolly Angels, a non-profit group dedicated to providing scholarships to local kids and helping the children of wounded Fort Campbell soldiers.

"It's all about the kids," said Jolly Angels President Harry Elder. "We want to give back to our soldiers and we want to give back to our community."

Around 75 people took part in the plywood boat race.

Because boats are only allowed to be built with limited supplies, around half a dozen sank before finishing.

The boat can only be built using a 4x8 sheet of plywood, one pound of fasteners, a roll of duct tape and two 2x4's.

"You build a boat and race a boat," Elder said.

The auction included everything from a floating cooler with a case of beer included to a fiddle signed by Charlie Daniels.

Jolly Angels was hoping to raise at least $10,000 dollars from Saturday's event.

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