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Badger Lake Dragon Boat Bash

-Messenger photo by Hans Madsen
Members of the Lysine Lizards dragon boat team paddle their way to first place in the Division D bracket Saturday afternoon at the annual Badger Lake Dragon Boat Bash in John F. Kennedy Memorial Park.
-Messenger photo by Hans Madsen
Morgan Smith, of Ames, a member of the SRD69 Dragon Boat Team, in her now traditional inflatable pig costume Saturday at the Badger Lake Dragon Boat Bash in John F. Kennedy Park. The SRD69 team is made up of employees of the USDA Labs in Ames. Behind them, in second place, is the Guardsman of the Galaxy team.
-Messenger photo by Hans Madsen
One of the many spectators stands on the fishing jetty and watches a team line up their boat for their heat during the annual Badger Lake Dragon Boat Bash in John F. Kennedy Park.
-Messenger photo by Hans Madsen
Diesel Arndt, 6, along with his sister, Emily Hauswirth, 10, both of Fort Dodge, kick a beach ball around a bit during a lull in the action at the annual Badger Lake Dragon Boat Bash in John F. Kennedy Memorial Park.
-Messenger photo by Hans Madsen
Lynn Blunt, 8, of Callender, pulls as hard as she can during one of the many impromptu tug of war contests at the annual Badger Lake Dragon Boat Bash in John F. Kennedy Memorial Park.
-Messenger photo by Hans Madsen
Competitors get into their boats Saturday afternoon during the finals at the annual Badger Lake Dragon Boat Bash in John F. Kennedy Memorial Park.
-Messenger photo by Hans Madsen
One of the youth teams returns to shore Saturday afternoon after finishing their heat at the Badger Lake Dragon Boat Bash in John F. Kennedy Memorial Park.