“It won’t work if you don’t wear it.” That is the key life jacket message promoted year-round by Grand River Dam Authority Lake Patrolman Jason Littlefield (right) and other members of the GRDA patrol. To help insure that children are wearing their jackets, GRDA is sponsoring a life jacket giveaway at the Grand Lake Boat and Sport Show, March 13 -15, at the Grove Civic Center. The Grand Lake Sail & Power Squadron will be on hand to fit children, accompanied by an adult, with a free life jacket, while supplies last.

In this shot (from left) Emma Maritz, Chloe Maritz and Holly Ballou get a jump start on the life jacket giveaway and safe boating, with help from Littlefield. GRDA will also continue its “I Got Caught Wearing My Lifejacket” campaign during the summer months on Grand and Hudson lakes. Young boaters “caught” doing the right thing will receive a free t-shirt. For more information visit www.grda.com.