KENNEWICK -- The annual Cardboard Boat Race will be part of the River of Fire 4th of July celebration set Sunday in Columbia Park.
The race will be along the Columbia River between the roundabout near the Playground of Dreams.
Prebuilt boats will be on display, and the spectators are invited to vote for their favorite boat.
The build-a-boat competition starts at 8 a.m. Participants will get a boat kit made up of four pieces of corrugated cardboard, a roll of duct tape and a bottle of Elmer's glue.
They'll have until 10:30 a.m. to build and decorate the boat.
The entry fee is $35 and includes the boat-building materials. Proceeds go to the Tri-Cities Crime Stoppers reward fund.
The races start at 10 a.m. and will be divided into adult and youth categories.