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Southport Sail & Power Squadron
The single most important thing a person can do to avoid a boating casualty is to wear a life jacket. Children ages 13 and under are required by law to wear a jacket while topside on a boat. Adult boaters may have a problem finding enough jackets in the right sizes for visiting friends and grandchildren to wear, that they will want to wear. Southport Sail and Power Squadron members are working to solve that problem through a life jacket loaner program for local residents. The West Marine store near Wrightsville Beach has donated eight colorful and comfortable life jackets to the Southport Sail and Power Squadron to use in its educational and public service programs. The Wal-Mart store in Southport has donated two toddler and one infant jacket and whistles on lanyards to be attached to all the programís jackets. The life jackets will be on display at the upcoming Boat Smart class offered by the Southport Sail and Power Squadron, June 2, 3, and 4, 6-9 PM. For further information, contact Carolyn Pryor at (910)-454-4479. Boat Smart...Boat Safe...Wear It! This message was brought to you by... The Southport Sail & Power Squadron, North Carolina $$