Keeping a busy river well maintained and accessible for paddlers is no easy task. That’s why Fenton is dedicating Saturday, Oct. 1 to “Celebrate the Shiawassee,” a day of outdoor fun and appreciation to all the volunteers who have worked to keep the Shiawassee water trail in good condition from Holly through Argentine.
“The Celebration of the Shiawassee is a multi-faceted event, but honoring our volunteers is one of the most important parts,” said Maggie Yerman, Chairman of the Keepers of the Shiawassee. “So many people have worked so hard on this water trail, from keeping the river passable to installing a new bench to providing new boat launches. We’re so excited to celebrate the work of our volunteers.”
The event, which is a partnership between Southern Lakes Parks and Recreation, Fenton Rotary, Headwaters Trails and Keepers of the Shiawassee, will take place in Bush Park from 2 to 6 p.m. Activities will include paddling demonstrations by Summit Sports, free food and entertainment.
“This fun day will give people a chance to get closer to the Shiawassee, and also to Fenton,” said Yerman. “We’re so lucky to have a beautiful river through downtown, and it’s such an attraction that helps bring people to shop, dine and enjoy Fenton.”
Even the non-paddling public will enjoy Celebrate the Shiawassee by learning about kayaking and trying a kayak from Summit Sports. A dedication ceremony will take place at 4 p.m. to thank REI and Fenton Rotary for the two new boat launches in .
To learn more about Celebrate the Shiawassee, visit: www.slpr.net.
*Information provided by New Moon Visions.