What a Challenge

Beth Lawrence | Laurinburg Exchange One team went for form over function. The Silver Bullet was an air mattress wrapped in a tarp. The simple design did the job and beat out two rafts that never saw the finish line.
Beth Lawrence | Laurinburg Exchange Besides raft races those who came to the Chalk Banks Challenge were able to enjoy music and activities like bouncy castles, slides and a fossil dig presented by NC State Parks.
Beth Lawrence | Laurinburg Exchange A local bluegrass band provided the soundtrack to the day rendering versions of Beatles songs and modern bluegrass songs and visitors took in the sun, watched foot races, and waited for the rafting competition.

Beth Lawrence | Laurinburg Exchange

One team went for form over function. The Silver Bullet was an air mattress wrapped in a tarp. The simple design did the job and beat out two rafts that never saw the finish line.

Beth Lawrence | Laurinburg Exchange

Besides raft races those who came to the Chalk Banks Challenge were able to enjoy music and activities like bouncy castles, slides and a fossil dig presented by NC State Parks.

Beth Lawrence | Laurinburg Exchange

A local bluegrass band provided the soundtrack to the day rendering versions of Beatles songs and modern bluegrass songs and visitors took in the sun, watched foot races, and waited for the rafting competition.

Beth Lawrence | Laurinburg Exchange

Spirits were low as one team from the Laurel Hill Fire Department brought their raft The Spirit of Laurel Hill back to shore after the ship broke apart during the race.

Beth Lawrence | Laurinburg Exchange

Many teams came together to build homemade rafts and tried to make it down the river to place in the race. The SS See Ya won the race between local firefighters and took third overall.

Beth Lawrence | Laurinburg Exchange

The Duct-A-Gator manned by two former military men cuts swiftly trough the waters of the Lumber River to finish in under an hour.

Beth Lawrence | Laurinburg Exchange

The inaugural Men’s High Heel Sprint went well and quickly with the men navigating the grass on their heels in a short time.

Beth Lawrence | Laurinburg Exchange One team went for form over function. The Silver Bullet was an air mattress wrapped in a tarp. The simple design did the job and beat out two rafts that never saw the finish line.
https://www.laurinburgexchange.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/web1_IMG_8128.jpgBeth Lawrence | Laurinburg Exchange One team went for form over function. The Silver Bullet was an air mattress wrapped in a tarp. The simple design did the job and beat out two rafts that never saw the finish line.

Beth Lawrence | Laurinburg Exchange Besides raft races those who came to the Chalk Banks Challenge were able to enjoy music and activities like bouncy castles, slides and a fossil dig presented by NC State Parks.
https://www.laurinburgexchange.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/web1_IMG_8045.jpgBeth Lawrence | Laurinburg Exchange Besides raft races those who came to the Chalk Banks Challenge were able to enjoy music and activities like bouncy castles, slides and a fossil dig presented by NC State Parks.

Beth Lawrence | Laurinburg Exchange A local bluegrass band provided the soundtrack to the day rendering versions of Beatles songs and modern bluegrass songs and visitors took in the sun, watched foot races, and waited for the rafting competition.
https://www.laurinburgexchange.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/web1_IMG_8071.jpgBeth Lawrence | Laurinburg Exchange A local bluegrass band provided the soundtrack to the day rendering versions of Beatles songs and modern bluegrass songs and visitors took in the sun, watched foot races, and waited for the rafting competition.

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Beth Lawrence | Laurinburg Exchange Spirits were low as one team from the Laurel Hill Fire Department brought their raft The Spirit of Laurel Hill back to shore after the ship broke apart during the race.
https://www.laurinburgexchange.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/web1_IMG_8147.jpgBeth Lawrence | Laurinburg Exchange Spirits were low as one team from the Laurel Hill Fire Department brought their raft The Spirit of Laurel Hill back to shore after the ship broke apart during the race.

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Beth Lawrence | Laurinburg Exchange Many teams came together to build homemade rafts and tried to make it down the river to place in the race. The SS See Ya won the race between local firefighters and took third overall.
https://www.laurinburgexchange.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/web1_IMG_8101.jpgBeth Lawrence | Laurinburg Exchange Many teams came together to build homemade rafts and tried to make it down the river to place in the race. The SS See Ya won the race between local firefighters and took third overall.

Beth Lawrence | Laurinburg Exchange The Duct-A-Gator manned by two former military men cuts swiftly trough the waters of the Lumber River to finish in under an hour.
https://www.laurinburgexchange.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/web1_AAAAAAAAAAProcessed.jpgBeth Lawrence | Laurinburg Exchange The Duct-A-Gator manned by two former military men cuts swiftly trough the waters of the Lumber River to finish in under an hour.

Beth Lawrence | Laurinburg Exchange The inaugural Men’s High Heel Sprint went well and quickly with the men navigating the grass on their heels in a short time.
https://www.laurinburgexchange.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/web1_banks-20180616_121444Processed.jpgBeth Lawrence | Laurinburg Exchange The inaugural Men’s High Heel Sprint went well and quickly with the men navigating the grass on their heels in a short time.