Dragon boats and classic cars in Boston

Boston. Sunday 12 August 2012.'Boston Dragon Boat Festival 2012 @ Witham Way Country Park.'Final Race -  won by SLS Scaffolding (boat number 1)'(boat number 2) Black Pearl (boat number 3) Aaron's Paddlers

Boston. Sunday 12 August 2012.'Boston Dragon Boat Festival 2012 @ Witham Way Country Park.'Final Race - won by SLS Scaffolding (boat number 1)'(boat number 2) Black Pearl (boat number 3) Aaron's Paddlers

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There will be no shortage of entertainment on offer this Sunday – with both Boston Dragon Boat Festival and Boston Classic Car Show.

The dragon boat event will see crews of up to 10 compete along a 200m course at Witham Way Country Park, with races set to start at about 10am.

Teams compete for a trophy as well as prizes for the crews that raise the most money and the best dressed.

Last year’s event raised £8,000 for good causes and this year’s competitors can choose to support their own charity of choice – as well as the five nominated charities Boston Woods Trust, MENCAP, Great Ormond Street Hospital, Boston Breastcare Support Group and Macmillan Cancer Support.

Festival organiser David Witts said: “It has been a great family atmosphere down there. It’s part of the town that a lot of people never normally visit so it is good to see it used.

“Raising money is one thing but I think it has done a lot for community cohesion and bringing people together.”

It is free to watch and there will be even more facilities on offer this year – including children’s entertainment.

Anyone who wants to make a late entry should call David on 07929 717846.

The Boston Classic Car Show takes place on the same day at Graves Park in Skeldyke Road, Kirton, from 10.30am to 4.30pm.

The event is set to feature hundreds of classic cars and bikes as well as trade stands, stalls and refreshments.

Entry is £3 for adults and free for children and the event’s chosen charity is the Boston branch of Guide Dogs for the Blind.