Last Saturday we had party at the Sunset Inn which overlooks the channel that we come out of and go back in every time we leave and return to Erie. It was well attended and a great time was had by all. The Sam Hyman Band provided some music to dance to. The staff and the Sunset provided some good food to eat. Captain Heerssen made his wassail and eggnog which are both always crowd pleasers.
We also gave out some awards which were:
3. Freshly Tarred Award- presented to the volunteer whose technical skills or knowledge of the ship have shown the most improvement and growth in the last year. This award was presented to Beth Landers.
4. Sea Mouse Award- presented to a volunteer who is under the age of 18 and has either contributed the most volunteer service or shown the greatest dedication and achievement toward the practice of good seamanship. This award was presented to Jamie Badams.
5. US Brig Niagara Volunteer Crewmember of the Year- presented to the ship’s volunteer crewmember who participated in winter sail training, and contributed greatly toward ship’s maintenance and frequently sailed as a crewmember. This award was presented to John Stanford.
Once again, to all the volunteers, Thank You for all your support and help this year. This program exists because of you.