The MRGA Boat Safety Rodeo and Dutch Oven Cook-off is April 16th at Hendricks Bridge Wayside. In addition to the boat inspections by OSP and the cook-off, the steelheaders will be holding a garage sale with used fishing gear to sold to raise money for them.
The McKenzie River Wooden Boat Festival will be held on Saturday, April 23rd at Eagle Rock Lodge. It is the eleventh year of this community event where boat builders and boat enthusiasts gather to compare different boat design, use, and history. Admission is free but parking is limited. See you there
The KKNU Radio auction will be held on May 13 from 7-9 am on KKNU 93.3 with Barrett, Fox & Berry. The float is on Saturday May 21st. We do have all the guides for that event. 1/2 of the proceeds from the radio auction goes to A Family For Every Child.
The Family for Every Child float is on June 26th. Dick Evans, Todd Linklatter, Ron Van Iderstine, Chris Olsen, Barrett Christiansen and I are the guides for that trip. We donate the day at their winter auction and it has raised over $10,000 for the charity since we began doing this. We have a child from their program and a mentor in each boat.
The Kids With Cancer trip for the Candlelighters from Doernbecher’s Children’s Hospital will be held on July 28th. We are still looking for guides for that event. We run about 20 boats with a child and players from Oregon and Oregon State athletic teams joining them. People can contact me at 541-915-0368 if they want to be a guide for the day. The Emerald Empire Chapter of the Association of Northwest Steelheaders put on a breakfast for the participants at Deerhorn Park and Don Adams of the MRGA sponsors a BBQ at Hendricks at the end of the day.