"Waves of Thunder" Powerboat Races

“Waves of Thunder,” Outboard Races

Slated for July 6th – 8th, 2012 – Lake Palourde Parkway

The Morgan City Power Boat Association will host “Waves of Thunder,” outboard races, on July 6th – 8th, 2012 at the Lake Palourde Parkway in Morgan City, Louisiana. This summer will mark the 50th Anniversary of racing since being incorporated.

Pre-ticket sales will be available at $8.00 per person/per day thru Friday, July 6th. Tickets will be $10 at the gate per person/per day; children 12 and under get in free all weekend when accompanied by a parent or guardian. Advanced tickets can be purchased at Flower Fashions, Sportsman Cycle Marine, and Its Entertainment in Houma.

A tentative schedule for race times are the following: Friday, July 6th, will be a FREE to the public “Test Day.” Saturday, July 7th, and Sunday, July 8th, boat races will begin at 12 noon.

Nonprofit organizations will man concessions with a variety of food and drink items. T-shirts will be for sale throughout the weekend. Festival organizers are allowing guests to bring ice chests into the park for a fee of $10 per ice chest. Park & city policy state that glass, open fires or BBQ pits, pets, and firearms are not allowed on the property. This year’s event will have a number of kid’s activities and live entertainment by Flatline on Saturday, July 7th from 7:30 - 9:30 pm. Also, on Saturday, July 7th a fireworks show on Lake Palourde will begin at 9 pm. Performance by Flatline and the fireworks show will be free events for the public.

Anyone interested in advance tickets, t-shirts, or sponsorship information can contact the Morgan City Power Boat Association, P. O. Box 3526, Morgan City, LA 70381, call Marie Siracusa at (985)519-2678 or Carla Dartez at (985) 759-0310, or the Morgan City Chamber of Commerce at (985) 384-3830. You can also visit www.cajuncoast.com or www.mcpowerboat.com for more information.

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