by Sarah Elms, Toledo Blade

Long, colorful dragon boats won’t race across the Maumee River this summer.

The 17th annual Dragon Boat Festival set for July 21 has been canceled, in part because of ongoing construction at International Park.

“Our concern is we really use every inch of that space,” said Michelle Klinger, executive director of Partners in Education, which hosts the event.

The festival is a fund-raiser for the nonprofit, which develops programming for local public schools.

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