Dragon Boats race on Creve Coeur Lake

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ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) - Creve Coeur lake was filled Saturday with huge dragon boats for the 9th annual Gateway Dragon Boat Festival.

Dragon boating is based on a 2,500 year old Chinese legend. Besides the races there were all kinds of onshore activities

The event raises funds for families in crisis with financial challanges by providing services such as therapy, equipment or transportation.