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Dragon Races A Hit On Two Rivers

A change in rivers didn't seem to matter to dozens of people who rowed special boats in the Big Blue Dragon Race last weekend...

The fund-raiser for Mayo of La Crosse was forced by flooding to relocate to the Black River this year, after being held on the Mississippi its first year.  And a co-chair of the event, Lori Freit Hammes, says the smaller river holds some advantages for racing the dragon boats:

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Lori believes the Saturday event brought in 80-to-100-thousand dollars for Mayo breast cancer programs.  If more teams sign up for future races, she says the contest could expand to two days.

 

 

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