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DePue prepares for boat races

Posted by wlpo on July 23, 2011

Quiet Lake DePue will be buzzing with activity as early as Sunday evening.  The 27th consecutive APBA Pro National races return to Lake Depue next week.

The DePue Men’s Club organizes the races.  Their president Steve Solorio says they’re expecting about $20,000 visitors from all over the country next weekend.  The racers will begin arriving Sunday evening.

If you stop by the races you’ll be able to buy food from the DePue Men’s Club stand under the shelter.  There will also be music, a carnival, and activities related to the village’s 150th Celebration.

The men’s club food stand opens tomorrow.  There will also be water fights at 1pm Sunday and a bags tournament near the food stand at 4pm.The races begin Friday afternoon and continue through Sunday.

Admission to the races is $3 and you’re allowed to bring coolers.

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