Logan Martin

The Logan Martin Lake Protection Association (LMLPA) has sponsored fundraisers on the lake for years, usually with a Cardboard Regatta.

On Saturday, July 27, they are starting a new tradition with the 1st Annual Pell City LMLPA Paddle Derby and opening up the competition to any type of non-motorized boat.

Participants can use canoes, tubes, kayaks, rowboat, paddle board, raft or anything that floats as long as it is non-motorized.

Entry fees to participate in the Paddle Derby are $10 for an individual, $30 for a team for two to four person floatation device, or $100 for a corporate sponsorship, which is four people or more.

Proceeds help fund lighted buoys for marking areas on the lake, which can cost over $200 each.

There will also be a car show from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., kids games, vendors, giveaways, and raffles.

The event will be held at Pell City Lakeside Park on Saturday, July 27. The car show will be from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. and the Paddle Derby is from 1 – 5 p.m. with races beginning at 2 p.m.

The event is free to attend. For more information or to register, go to www.lmlpa.org.

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