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Edmond officials reschedule Arcadia Lake Cardboard Boat Regatta

Recent flooding at Arcadia Lake has forced Edmond officials to cancel Saturday's annual Cardboard Boat Regatta.
FROM STAFF REPORTS Modified: June 25, 2013 at 5:01 pm •  Published: June 26, 2013

This year's Cardboard Boat Regatta that was scheduled for Saturday at Arcadia Lake has been postponed because of recent flooding at the lake.

Arcadia Lake reopened June 19. It had been closed 18 days after 10 inches of rain fell in Oklahoma City, upstream from the lake. Gates to the lake were locked because of the flooding and debris in the water.

Craig Dishman, Edmond's parks and recreation director, said the regatta will be rescheduled for late August, although no specific date has been set.

“In the past, this has been the time frame we have done this event,” Dishman said. “We wanted to partner with LibertyFest events, but unfortunately, it will not work out this year. There are still several LibertyFest activities to participate in.”

Dishman said the delay should allow entrants more time to work on their boats.

Still planned Saturday for LibertyFest are the 11th annual car show from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at E.C. Hafer Park; the kite festival from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. in J.L. Mitch Park, and the Miss LibertyFest Pageant at 7 p.m. at the University of Central Oklahoma Mitchell Hall Theatre.

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