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future of boat race undecided

Tuesday, June 13, 2017 14:56 PM
Written by Stan Maddux
Category: Local News

No decision has been made yet on whether the tunnel boat racing in

LaPorte will return next year.

The 5th annual Maple City Grand Prix was nearly cancelled this year

but it was saved when more sponsors were lined up....and expenses

of hosting the race were cut.

Thaddeus Cutler is one of the organizers of the race.

He says no decision will be made until they look at all of the


Cutler says attendance Sunday was very good but seemed a bit down from last year despite

90 degree temperatures.

He couldn't say exactly when a decision will be made but it should be

sometime in the near future.

Brett Binversie is another coordinator of the race.

Unlike this year....he says there will be no last minute decisions

on whether to bring back the race.....

He anticipates a decision, perhaps, before fall.

The race made a nice recovery Sunday after much of the racing

the day before was cancelled due conditions being too windy.
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