Saturday, March 03, 2007

Getting ready to launch

Today's email is not about Labradors but about a great event that's going to happen tomorrow. The Spirit of South Carolina will be launched tomorrow from Union Pier after seven years of hard work by a score of volunteers and fund raisers. The Spirit is an educational vessel that will take students on cruises where they learn science and math skills as well as team work and how to get along with each other. There will be sails for at risk children and the grades will encompass middle school through college. I can't say enough about the beauty of this ship. It is a 4 million dollar vessel that has been lovingly built by master boat builders and just ordinary people. The hours of dedication and love that the volunteers have put in is just incredible. It is truly a wonderful thing that has been done and a lot of self-sacrifices have been made. I hope that if you have a chance you will either watch the launch in person or on TV. There is a web site to go to so that you can read about the Spirit.

I'll be with the crew of the pilot gig so will have one of the best seats in the house. The pilot gigs have been asked to be on hand during the launch. I'll be snapping lots of photos for sure.

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