A race that will require friendly competition, rowing skills, and a human-powered watercraft will take place this weekend at Riverwalk Park and everyone is invited to attend. 16 teams have received their Pam-An Dragon Boats for the eighth annual Habitat Dragon Boat Festival. Hosted by the Gadsden-Etowah Habitat for Humanity, businesses, companies and churches throughout the area and from Birmingham entered the races to help raise money for the non-profit organization.
Habitat for Humanity has recently broke ground on its 55th house and money raised will go directly towards turning the house into a home for a family in need. The family-friendly festival will award the first 80 guests with free mini dragon boat rides on the Coosa River. This is a fun event that will bring people together to help build homes, communities, and hope.
The opening ceremony for the Dragon Boat Festival will take place this Saturday beginning at 8:45am.