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Friendships Are Made By Floatin’

Wildlife Women’s Float ‘Em If Ha Got ‘Em event provided the perfect opportunity to cool down on the river when last Saturday’s heatwave hit the area.

Comin’ From All Over For This One

The 3-hour float down the Tug Fork River started at the boat ramp in South Williamson and ended at the park and ride in Chattaroy. Participants came all the way from Cave Run and Barboursville to join in on the fun. Erin Bingham, marketing and event director for Wildlife Women who traveled all the way from Hazard, KY, said, “It was one of the most successful events in 2018! I knew this year would be just as awesome!”.

The trip was full of beautiful views and fun memories. The floaters got to adventure some great rapids on the Tug River and even try out rope swinging. Cassie Diamond, chapter leader of Wildlife Women in Mingo, Logan, and Wayne Counties in West Virginia as well as Pike County in Kentucky, “My favorite part was getting to meet so many new women who are interested in doing more in the outdoors!”.

Friendships and Memberships

These participants did more than just float; they made friendships. Bingham also said, “Everyone has a story to tell, what brought them there, and then BOOM you’ve got friends! Complete strangers to friends all because of a common love for the outdoors. It’s a beautiful thing really!”.

One of the lucky participants won more than new friends with a door prize giveaway for a yearlong membership to Wildlife Women. Congratulations to Robin Sparks for this awesome win!

With great views and blooming friendships, Float ‘Em If Ya Got ‘Em was a great way to spend the weekend! Keep an eye out for information about next year’s event!

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