Provided by Willie Worman, Toledo
I would like to invite you to be a part of this year’s containerboard boat building and racing contest during the Port Of Toledo Wooden Boat Show August 18th. By following some simple rules we will be building boats made entirely of containerboard.
Last year some of the folks at the boatyard along with other community businesses made it clear that they could do a better job than us papermakers could do at building a paper boat.
Well, now is your chance to show us what you’ve got. Put your money where your mouth is so to speak. Come on… what have you got to lose? Your pride, your dignity, community bragging rights, the ability to continue to talk trash to your friends and neighbors about your boat building skills are all on the line. Don’t let a bunch of papermakers show you up. Come on, let’s see what you’ve got.
I am looking for commitments from interested parties to build a containerboard boat and race us at the wooden boat show. I need people to beat is the bottom line so come on out and take the challenge.
If you are interested, I will send you a copy of the rules and we will get you a starter kits for the contest. There will be prizes for best looking, fastest 3 and of course, most spectacular sinking (you will all be in the running for this one).
Please contact me as soon as you get this so you can secure one of 20 spots for this year’s Containerboard Boat Contest with GP Toledo and AWPPW, Local 13.
Union Environmental Rep
AWPPW, Local 13