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Lakeshore Boating and Water Safety Day to teach importance of life jackets

UNDATED (WHTC) -- On Saturday, the Yacht Basin Marina in Holland will host the Lakeshore Boating and Water Safety Day from 10:30 a.m until 1:30 p.m. Gwen Kolk, rental manager at the marina told WHTC more of what the event will focus on.

"What we do is bring awareness to the public of the needs for life jackets and safe boating and safe water practices," Kolk said. 

Kolk said that along with boating, deonstrators will talk about water safety in pools as well. The event will feature life jacket fitting by the Ottawa County Sheriff's department, raffles for free life jackets for children twelve and under, tours on the Coast Guard and Sheriff's department boats, refreshments and much more. The event is free for all who wish to attend. The Yacht Basin Marina is located on 1866 Ottawa Beach Road.


By: Claire Fodell