The Vermilion YMCA Day Camp set out looking for life jackets for their campers to ensure safety while having fun. They were overwhelmed with gratitude for those that stepped up to support their efforts including Ferry Legal, LLC, ACC Adult Home Care, Bulan’s Boatyard, Julie Mac, Joyce Sherwood, Rick Thrasher, and Romp’s. The first day of camp was Monday, June 10, and Officer Scott Holmes was there to teach the campers how to properly wear their new life jackets.
As a waterfront community, teaching and enforcing water safety is essential, and the Vermilion YMCA Day Camp is still in need of more life jackets to ensure that every camper is able to fully enjoy their camp experience. They are still in need of life jackets in child size 30/50, youth size 50/90, and small/medium. For liability reasons, the jackets must be new. Vita-Plate Marine Distributors in Port Clinton has agreed to sell the YMCA life jackets at a reduced cost, so even a small donation goes a long way. For more information or to arrange a donation, call Carrie Gabriel at 440-967-4342.