PIERRE, S.D. – Join the United States Coast Guard and the South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) in celebrating National Safe Boating Week May 20-26, 2017.
“This year’s theme is ‘Wear it!’ We want to help educate all South Dakotans about safe boating practices and the different styles and proper fits of various life jackets,” said Joe Keeton, GFP boating law administrator.
Wear Your Life Jacket to Work Day is Friday, May 19. Post photos to the Ready, Set, Wear It! Facebook page or submit them to email@example.com.
Use the hashtags #RSWI2017 and #safeboating throughout the week.
Keep in mind these basic boating tips:
1. Wearing life jackets saves lives – wear yours.
2. Boating education saves lives – take a class.
3. Safe boats save lives – get a vessel safety check.
4. Sober boating saves lives – don’t drink or use drugs and boat.
For more information about boating and life jacket safety visit gfp.sd.gov/fishing-boating/boating/boating-safety-tips.aspx and safeboatingcampaign.com.
Fergus Falls, MN –
The Travel Channel’s ‘Sand Guys’ to Visit Watertown
Lake Kampeska will be the backdrop for an internationally recognized sand sculpting crew during this summer’s Cookin’ on Kampeska, set for July 14-15.
Sand Guys International, who star on the Travel Channel show, “Sand Masters,” will be featured throughout this summer’s two-day event at Stokes-Thomas City Park.
“The possibilities for our Cookin’ on Kampeska sculptures are endless, but so far we’ve been talking with them about creating something unique to Watertown,” said Megan Olson, President of the Watertown Area Chamber of Commerce which organizes the annual event.
“We’re also excited that they are going to work in some time on Saturday to teach kids a few of their techniques,” she added.
Sand Guys International was formed when two world-renowned sand sculptors, Rusty Croft and Kirk Rademaker, decided to combine their talents. The pair have traveled the globe and have more than thirty-five years of experience sculpting sand on a professional level.
In 2011, the Sand Guys were offered their own television show "Sand Masters," by the Travel Channel. The show chronicled their adventures in sand for two years filming a total of 29 episodes. Since its premier, "Sand Masters" has been translated into Spanish, French and Italian airing throughout the Asian-Pacific rim and Europe.
The Watertown appearance of Sand Guys International, sponsored by GCC/Consolidated Ready Mix, Inc., will be on Saturday, July 15, in Stokes-Thomas City Park near Lake Kampeska. The exact times have yet to be determined.
Designed to be a family-friendly weekend, Cookin’ on Kampeska centers around the 6th Annual Kansas City Barbeque Society sanctioned BBQ contest. In addition to sampling fantastic food, attendees will also enjoy a wide variety of games and live music.
“We just feel bringing a group of this caliber to Watertown will give families even more to look forward to. They will also draw people in from around the region,” said Olson.
More information on Sand Guys International and Cookin’ on Kampeska will be released as the dates draw near. For the latest updates, go to www.cookinonkampeksa.com.