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By Chevon T. Baccus APR
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Beach Battle Raises Funds for Rotary on the Ridge Kid Water Safety Project


Last updated 6/12/2019 at 8:18am

Williamson Photography of Lake Wales

Gillis Family won 1st Place in cardboard boat races

The forecast rains stayed away so there was a whole lot of paddling going on at the first ever Beach Battle hosted by Tanner's Lakeside Restaurant and Bar in Winter Haven. The event raised funds to support the Rotary on the Ridge water safety initiative.

An adult-size version of Josh the Baby Otter made an appearance, dancing and posing with event participants. The water safety program uses Josh the Baby Otter materials to remind young children to stay away from the water when there are no adults present and to learn to flip on their backs and float should they ever find themselves in a po...

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