The fun filled day also includes food and beverage specials, raffles, and an auction. Weather permitting. The Grand Belle will be docked and available for spectators to board and have a birds eye view of the event. There are several warming stations and a hot tub on the pier for participants.
The event, which has garnered television and newspaper coverage over the years, has grown its participants to around 100, with more than 250 spectators and supporters cheering them on. Over $20,000.00 were raised last year, with hopes to raise $30,000.00 this year.
Hosting Sponsor Gage Marine will again provide boats, skis, tubes, boards, and dry suits, although many participants bring their own equipment.