Alicia Gillen, executive director of the Maumelle Area Chamber of Commerce, on left, gives an overview of the rules of the upcoming Maumelle Cardboard Boat Race on July 4. Looking on is Roy Andrews, past president of the chamber, and four time veteran of the race. Andrews will be entering his cardboard boat into the race for the fifth year in a row, and provided tips on boat construction to about a dozen people at the chamber for a preliminary meeting Tuesday night. “It’s fun,” Andrews said of the race. It only lasts a couple of minutes but it’s a lot of fun, especially for people watching.” (Photo by Dale Ellis)