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East Texans raise money for cancer research with Memorial Day weekend boat race

Saturday, May 25, 2013 - 9:53pm

Hundreds of East Texans gathered at Lake Tyler Petroleum Club Saturday for the Sixth Annual "All Hands on Deck" boat race.

Racers registered their boats in the morning and later hit the water later in the afternoon.

After hitting the five different boat stops across the lake, racers were able to enter a raffle for an array of prizes, all donated by local East Texas businesses.

Although the prizes were an added bonus for racers, Saturday's race was not all about winning. The money from the race and raffle went toward the American Cancer Society specially benefiting those in the Smith County region.

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