2017 "Book A Cruise" Program and Event
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"Book A Cruise" is a summer reading program. Young people who complete the program are eligible to
attend the "Book A Cruise" event at Memorial Beach in Webster. This year, it was again sponsored by the
Chester C. Corbin Public Library in Webster and by the Boys and Girls Club of Webster-Dudley.
Both the Webster Police Department and the Webster Lake Association provide
assistance for the day.
After being postponed from August 7 because of weather, Wednesday, August 9 turned out to be a beautiful day for a ride on the lake. Participants could take a cruise and have lunch at the beach.
The Webster Police Department has been involved from the start of the program and originally provided the cruises in their police boats, but the program grew so large that they eventually recruited help from the Webster Lake Association. The Webster Police Department still helps organize and run the event and were there in force, helping to load and unload the boats, talk to the kids, and remove equipment.
Webster Lake Association members volunteer their time and pontoon boats to provide rides around the lake for participants, families and others. Again this year, the large number of WLA boating volunteers made longer rides possible around all three ponds. There were 16 volunteer boat drivers and 180 readers and parents.
Crafts were provided by the Library staff while drinks, tables and the grill were provided by the Boys and Girls Club of Dudley.
AJ Alkire and his team from Point Breeze Restaurant provided supplies and did all the cooking. Readers, families, and volunteers had hamburgers, hot dogs, chips and watermelon for lunch.
Linda Patrick stepped in as the WLA coordinator for the boats this year. She did an excellent job bringing it all together. The WLA is pleased to help these other organizations and to support this excellent program.
Click here for 2015 Book A Cruise Report