Veterans Affairs Medical Center Director Charlene Ehret and one of the Center's two boats get started Wednesday afternoon at the first dragon boat practice held at Sonny's Marina. The race is scheduled for this Saturday at Winged Deer Park. (Lee Talbert/J
The first dragon boat practice was held at Sonny's Marina Wednesday afternoon with an additional practice scheduled Thursday, Sept. 5th and a final practice on Friday, Sept. 6th at Winged Deer Park. This is the eighth annual Mountain States Dragon Boat Festival and will open Saturday, Sept. 7th at 8 a.m. at Winged Deer Park next to Boone Lake in Johnson City.
The festival is a Mountain States Foundation fund raiser and the proceeds will be used to help purchase a linear accelerator to treat patients at the Johnson City Medical Center's radiation oncology center.