FOR Fundraiser Sat 1Oct22
Posted on Sep 22nd, 2022 Comments (0)
FOR Annual Fundraiser
"Sail Away on the MV SanBernard"
Sat Oct 1, 2022
Boarding time 6:00 pm
FOR Community Center, 20450 CR 510-B
The Friends of the River (FOR) San Bernard fundraiser "Sail Away on the MV SanBernard" is not a cruise on a Disney Fantasy ship but a place where you’ll find the best friendSHIPS on the San Bernard. You’ll board the fantasy MV SanBernard (the FOR Community Center at 20450 CR 510-B) for a fantasy cruise where you'll sail-abrate supporting FOR programs and activities.
During the 6:00 pm boarding, guests will be welcomed aboard on the Lido Deck and given a colorful lei and a toddy of Caribbean rum. A stop is nearby of the cruise photo booth for a nautical selfie.
The MV SanBernard galley will be preparing fried catfish and shrimp cooked on site and served buffet-style. It will be accompanied by cole slaw, hush puppies, and French fries. Diets go out the porthole while eating the apple cobbler dessert. Adult beverages available are tea, beer, wine and margaritas.
The ship’s itinerary includes A Port of Call to Treasure Island, the live auction. One of the items is the “Sail Away Cruise Package” that includes your choosing the cruise line, the number of passengers, the cabin type, the date and departure port for an actual cruise. Another auction item is the ever popular “Progressive Dinner for Six” a four-course meal where participants travel by water taxi to four different homes along the San Bernard for a fabulous meal.
Book your trip (buy a ticket) now. Tickets are $20 for "early bird special” available now and $25 the night of the fundraiser. Limited number of tickets available. To order call Brett 713.206.5899
***MV SanBernard Trip Guarantee: We will not be hitting any iceberg, passengers will not suffer from seasickness and a good view is available from every side.
Mark your calendar for Oct 1st and join a "sail away on the MV SanBernard."
Successful Beach Cleanup
Posted on Sep 20th, 2022 Comments (0)
Photo Jason Allen 8-7-22
Area of the mouth at the San Bernard that was cleared of trash on Saturday.
Arriving to “Mash Trash” at the beach cleanup is FOR Clean Team volunteers, left, David Langston, Ned Nichols, Lee Poye (boat), Justin Hillis, Rosie Clark and Sherri Nichols
Volunteers received a neon green “Trash Mash” Clean Team t-shirt for their effort.
FOR sponsored a trash cleanup at the mouth of the river on International Coastal Cleanup Day, Sat Sep 17th. Working from 8:00 am till noon, thirty ambitious volunteers cleared a mile in both direction on the east and west sides of beach area. Fifty-six bags of mostly plastic and glass were collected and carried out.
The mouth of the San Bernard is a popular stop for boaters who want to enjoy the beach for the day. Be aware though, the area is very shallow in parts and a boater can unexpectedly run aground. Check with someone experienced with boating that area on how to navigate the channel if it’s your first time. And when you visit, take your trash with you when you leave.
Justin Hillis, Environmental Chairman, thanks all who volunteered and accomplished a great job.
Annual Meeting & Election of Directors Held
Posted on Sep 18th, 2022 Comments (0)
Welcome new and returning 2022 FOR Board of Directors. Photos of the 15 member team.
Photos Linda Wright
President Kirk Wardlaw conducted the Annual Meeting & Election of Directors on Sat Sep 17th, 5:00pm at Dido’s Restaurant patio. Fifty friends attended and kept their table's “lazy susan” spinning because of the delicious Alaskan salmon caught and donated to the annual meeting by FOR VP John Swanson.
VP John Swanson, sporting a nautical Captain's cap gives an “all hands on deck” order to the audience for the upcoming Oct 1st “Sail Away on the MV SanBernard” fantasy cruise-themed FOR fundraiser. Don’t miss it! You’ll make the best friendSHIPS on the river at this event.
“We did our best. We are not giving up and are committed to getting it done.”
–– Brazoria County Commissioner Pct. 4 David Linder at the FOR Annual Meeting.
In June of this year, Brazoria County announced that the dredging of the mouth was completed, although, there was “significant sediment inflow into several sections that had already been dredged.” This was blamed on the “lack of flow from the San Bernard watershed due to the lack of rain.“ As it stands now, there is a tidal exchange of water at the mouth, but remains too shallow for boat traffic use.
“It’s my community and I’ll take care of it to help out.”
–– River’s End Fire Chief Al Roth at the FOR annual meeting.
Speaker Fire Chief Al Roth, River’s End Volunteer Fire Department reported the two fire stations at River’s End and Las Playas, do not answer emergency phone calls at that location but they do have trained EMT volunteers who respond not only to fires but other emergency calls.
Chief Roth said when making a 911 call from your cell phone it’s important to know your exact location so local authorities can pinpoint where you are. The dispatcher might not be able to use your phone to find you, so it's especially important to know where you are and where the person who needs help is located. This is especially true when a boating emergency on the river happens and a location on land is needed.
- Fire Chief Al Roth - 979.235.0010
- Assistant Fire Chief Layne - 979.900.6775
- Website: www.revfd.com
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