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Water safety program to be offered July 13


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Posted Online: July 08, 2013, 5:44 pm
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Press release submitted by Michael P. McKean

Water Safety
TO BE PRESENTED AT FISHERMAN'S CORNER CAMPGROUND

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Mississippi River Project is inviting guests to come experience a campground program on Water Safety. Join Corps Park Ranger Drew Vlazny as he goes over some safety tips when recreating on or near the water. Personal Flotation Devices (PFDs) and throw bags will be available for visitors to try on and interact with.

Visitors are invited to attend this program on Saturday, July 13th at 7:00pm at Fisherman's Corner Campground Amphitheater, on Illinois 84 just north of Hampton, IL. This program is free of charge and everyone is invited to attend. An adult must accompany children under 12 years of age.

For more information please contact the Mississippi River Visitor Center at (309) 794-5338.

















 




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