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Things To Do Around Paris This Weekend

The SDBA Drag Boat Races are back at Lake Crook Saturday, Jun 5, and Sunday, Jun. The sport of drag boat racing is a different arena for spectators, as you can get up close and personal with the drivers and crews and see what it takes to prepare a boat for its next round of competition.

This sport is also known for its family-type atmosphere, where children are:

  • A significant part of this sport.
  • Taking part in working on the boats and, in many cases, eventually driving their boat.

Attending an SDBA/Lucas Drag boat race is exciting and fun for people of all ages and will provide a glimpse into a championship drag boat race as you’ve never experienced.

The Johnny Stallings Memorial Great Paris Turtle Float is approaching fast. All proceeds benefit the Boys & Girls Club of the Red River Valley. As always, the race will be at the Love Civic Center in Paris. This year’s race will take place on June 5, 2021, at 10:00 am.

The public can adopt and cheer on the Turtles. The fastest Turtle will win $3,000, with second place winning $2,000 and third place winning $1,000. But that’s not all; They randomly pull ten Turles to receive $50 each.

You can purchase Turtles by contacting any Club Board Members or coming by the Boys and Girls Club located at 1530 NE 1st Street, Paris.

Turtles are $10 each, or a Herd of eleven Turtles is $100.

The Red River Valley Tourism Association (RRVTA) would like to invite you to this year’s regional event of the US Hwy 82/287 Yard Sale. In the Red River Valley area, on June 5 and 6, yard, garage, and sidewalk sales, with farmer’s markets and flea markets, are located within participating communities covering 425 miles along Highway 82 and Highway 287 corridors and beyond. From as far as New Boston to the east, to Seymour to the west, including Henrietta, north to Quanah, and points in between, you are sure to find lots of treasures in Texas and Oklahoma.