Bubble Bash raises $16K

The Bubble Bash 5K in Carlsbad had 350 entrants on Saturday.

Each mile of the event had bubble stations to help participants beat the heat.

The Current-Argus reports the event raised $16,000 for the United Way of Carlsbad and South Eddy County.

Linda Dodd from the United Way said $10,000 of that money came from sponsors, and over 98 percent of that money would stay local.

The organization has a million-dollar fundraising goal.

The event had a family health expo going on at the same time.