Build a boat to float or duct tape fashion for Maple Grove Days

Did anyone ever build a cardboard boat in school or maybe a scouting event? Here’s a chance to build a boat that can float a 24 pack of pop without getting wet. And win money.

Boats must be homemade and no pre-made boats or motorized boats from the store allowed in this creative competition. The boats will be guided by a member of the 2-6 person team in the water down the Lazy River at Grove Cove, which is 3 and a half 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. Prizes are for: $50 first place, $30 second place and $15 third place. So start planning a boat now, prepare for Saturday, July 13, at 3 p.m. for the Float a Boat challenge.

Is anyone crazy about fashion? Do they believe they can make anything out of duct tape? Well if anyone does believe they can make anything with duct tape, then here is their challenge. Design anything from duct tape and enter the Duct Tape Contest and/or Fashion Show. The categories are: Best Individual Sculpture, Accessories, Runway Outfit and Best Costume.

Competition will be at the Town Green Saturday, July 13, at 1:50 p.m. 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 Saturday, July 1, at 11:30 a.m.

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 or at the Maple Grove Community Center.