26 June 2009

Stratford Coast Guard Auxiliary Open House Sunday

An open house at the Flotilla 24-02 base in at the Birdseye boat launch on Sunday, June 28, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. will help celebrate the 70th anniversary of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary.

Coast Guard and auxiliary vessels will be on hand, as will area police and fireboats. Flotilla 24-02 this month acquired a new 31-foot Chris Craft patrol vessel that will be on display.

Members of the flotilla have demonstrations planed for both boaters and the general public. Information ranging from how one can obtain a safe boating certificate to how to become a member of the auxiliary will be available.

Because canoes and kayaks have gained popularity, paddle craft safety information will be made available, and experts will be on hand with displays and to answer questions. For power boat owners, Flotilla 24-02 will offer free vessel safety checks. Boating safety equipment will also be on display.

Face painting and coloring books will be offered for children, and fingerprint and DNA kits will be assembled by Stratford Police.”

Read more about the CGA open house at Acorn-Online.com

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