PARIS, TX-- Thousands of rubber turtles will be floating through Paris Saturday.
Organizers were out preparing for the 11th Annual Johnny Stallings Memorial Great Paris Turtle Float.
The event kicks off Saturday at a new location, the Love Civic Center.
Cash prizes for first, second and third will be paid out, with the first place winner taking home $3,000. All proceeds from the event will be donated to the local Boys and Girls Club.
"We have a goal to try to raise $40,000 this year," said Boys and Girls Club member Tommy Whitten. "We actually have 5,000 turtles this year and we would love to hit that goal. We sold out last year."
You can "adopt" a turtle for $10.00 or a herd of 11 for $100.00.
You can purchase turtles up until the green flag drops at noon.