With Memorial Day Weekend almost a week away, families are gearing up to get their boats on the water for the popular holiday and in the midst of National Safe Boating Week.
This annual week of safe boating awareness begins tomorrow. Riemann Family Funeral Homes through a grant from the Sea-Tow Foundation is installing a life jacket loaner stand at the Gulfport Small Craft Harbor.
Chad Riemann, president of the funeral home, tells News 25 the importance of this new stand. “As we approach the summer season, we wanted to try to improve boater safety and offer a life jacket to those that might need one. They may go out and find that they’re one short or two short or one that doesn’t fit right and it’s important to have those that fit right, especially for children.”
The stand will offer life jackets to boaters who are in need of extra or better fitting jackets to help improve boater safety.