Locals Practice for the 2018 Dragon Boat Festival

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The very last dry land practice happened Saturday at INFIT Gym in Monroe in preparation for the 2018 Dragon Boat Festival. Teams came out to learn the tips and tricks to try and win next week’s race. 

Organizers say  aside from the fun the dragon boat festival is held to benefit our community and its youth.    
“Really what we’re all about is creating an environment where communities and families thrive,” said Sarah Mouton, Development Director Children’s Coalition NELA. “Through that we focus on four areas, we focus on youth development, we focus on parenting, we focus on early childhood and we also focus on healthy living.”

Jaiden Patel says the event is important for the community. 
“I think it’s really important because the community needs like a good like, fun like stuff like the Dragon Boat races and you can get like service hours and all that,” Jaiden Patel, Youth Participant. 

Wet practices for the dragon boat races will begin this week. 

The race will start at noon on May 12th. Check out the Children’s Coalition website for more details. 

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