DOVER, Kan. (WIBW)-Turtle races aren't something you hear about everyday but in Dover, Kansas it is a Heritage Day tradition.
"I like the turtle race. My friend, Payton's turtle is going to be racing and hopefully he will win," said Daylee Logan.
And the slowly but steadily, turtles crossed the finished line.
This race is among several activities for Dover families and friends to participate in. They enjoyed a pancake feed at Dover Fire Station, visiting concessions booths, but most of all, people of the Dover community say they are happy to spend time with one another.
" You get to see people out that maybe you haven't seen before or that have moved away from the community. They come back
and every year and just to have a good day where everyone can sit back and relax and enjoy each others company," said Kim Deever, President of Heritage Day.
"I think it's really fun because the community is just all together," said
"I think it's important because you get to communicate with people you usually don't see. I feel really excited to be here and have fun," said Lizzy Anderson.
They are already looking forward to future Heritage Days and they welcome everyone to come over to Dover.
"We're a very close community and we and we all come together for anything so this is just another example of that," said Grand Marshall of Parade, Connie Miller.
They ended the Saturday with a firework show.