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Paddle Fest Underway in Richland

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RICHLAND, Wash. -Here's your chance to paddle your way into summer.

Columbia Kayak and Adventures is offering lessons and demonstrations Friday and Saturday at Paddle Fest in Richland.

Chris Vowels watched from the shoreline Friday morning as the first students pushed off the shoreline.

"The paddle board stuff is a little more difficult than probably the kayaking to start, but these guys have never been on one before in their lives, and they're doing great."

Vowels says this is a good chance to try out the boats, meet other paddlers and get a feel for the sport.

Classes and demonstrations go from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the boat dock behind Sterlings in Richland.