Loaner Life Vest are Now Available at the Antioch Marina
“Super Star” volunteer Sandra Kelly and Marina Manager, James Pflueger joined forces and successfully applied for a no-cost grant from the Boat U.S. Foundation for a set of loaner life jackets for use by Marina guests. The kit includes adult, youth, child, and infant-sized jackets which may be checked out from the Marina office during business hours. The first family to check out the life jackets was Antioch resident Lucy Meinhardt and her grandchildren Gabby and Tahoe Agpaoa. Lucy is an avid kayaker, who lived on Kimball Island for almost ten years. Having lived on the river, she understands the importance of safety around water and wanted her grandchildren to learn about life jackets. “The unexpected, you can expect to happen. Water safety is what makes sure you survive the unexpected. Be prepared in every way you can. Always practice safety when you are in or around the water!” Gabby’s view of the life jackets was a bit different. She enjoyed trying on the life jackets and exclaimed they made her “feel like a marshmallow.”
Well done Sandra and James!…Our MARINA is on its way from GOOD to GREAT!
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