Build-A-Boat event aims to get children off the couch in time for Father's Day

Build-A-Boat event aims to get children off the couch in time for Father's Day

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Right before Father's Day, a unique event at Jefferson Park let kids and their fathers build a boat together.

Steve Schultz, the owner of Bacon First LLC, says that the event is designed to get children "off the couch, off the cell phones." Schultz says that he bought all the materials himself, and families paid for the materials they used for their build.

The boats can hold up to 250 pounds, and should last for years to come.

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