Deacon blesses boats on False River

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Posted: May 25, 2014 4:59 PM by Troy Gaulden
Source: WBRZ

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NEW ROADS - The Pointe Coupee Kiwanis Club held its annual blessing of the boats on False River Sunday.

One after the other boaters passed down False River for a blessing from a deacon with the summer boating season underway. Deacon Bob McDonner says he's seen quite a few boats nearly crash while out on the oxbow lake. The blessing aims to keep boaters safe.

"To ask God's blessing on us that we have no problems this year on the water and also to remind all of us as the summer starts, be a little extra careful," said McDonner.

With two young boys of his own, boater Mike Paxton of Central says you have to pay attention on the water with lives at stake.

"Anytime you're on the water you need to be making sure that you're using all of your safety. With all the boats out here today with these boys and everybody else with their kids, watching out for all the boat traffic is really important," he said.

The club also honored fallen soldiers who served our country by placing a wreath in the water.

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