Bayou DeSiard Dragon Boat Festival

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Published: May. 13, 2017 at 6:27 PM CDT
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If you saw dragons in Bayou DeSiard over the weekend, most likely

you weren't simply imagining mythical creatures going for a swim... You were witnessing this year's Dragon Boat Festival.

More than 400 people rowed in about 20 boats all the way across the bayou.

The executive director of the Children's Coalition says it's all about encouraging families to be healthy and go outside.

"It goes to the Children's Coalition, what it does is we serve the 12 parishes of northeast Louisiana, so we do things that really help children zero to eighteen and their families thrive so so we start with the family resources center by bringing families back together," says Executive Director Lynn Clark.

Anyone looking to participate next year can either join a team individually or sign a group up to compete.