by Deborah Wolek, GLA,

 Where can you see boats by Cobalt, Rinker, Crownline, Formula, Harris Flote Bote, Regal, Premier Pontoons, Playcraft Performance Pontoons, Charger Bass Boats, Princecraft Pontoons, Alumacraft Pontoons, Tig?, JC Pontoons, Polar Kraft, Sweetwater Pontoons, Hurricane Deck Boats, VIP and Aqua Patio Pontoons all in one convenient location for residents of Northeast Oklahoma, Southeast Kansas, Southwest Missouri and Northwest Arkansas—at the 12th Annual Grand Lake Boat and Sport Show. The show is taking place on March 13, 14 and 15 at the Grove Civic Center, Main (Hwy 59) and 18th Streets.

  Not only will there be boats at the show but a full array of Recreational Vehicles and campers; Kawasaki Jet Skis, ATV’s and motorcycles; kayaks, marine electronics, fishing tackle, specialty boat anchors, dock builders, boat lifts, lake shore trams, scooters, Grand Lake area marinas and resorts, clothing, jewelry, sunglasses, a sign and graphic designer, remote control cars trucks boats planes, a fully restored classic wooden speed boat and so much more.

  Interested in gaining more of an education about lake related policies, safety issues or just a good cause? You’ll find representatives from the GRDA, Grand Lake Coast Guard Auxiliary, the Grand Lake Sail & Power Squadron, Green Country Giggers Association along with Santa’s Old Broads.

  Just want to come out for some fun? Then you’ll want to watch and possibly participate in the demonstrations that will be going on outdoors at the remote control car and truck race track and the “mini-Lake” where remote control boats will be cruising. You can participate in this fun by bringing in your own R.C. vehicles or test drive one of ours.

  The cost of admission to the Boat and Sport Show is $3.00 which gives you a chance to win prizes at the hourly drawings. Kids 16 and under are free and all outside events are free. Show hours are Friday, March 13 from noon until 5:00 pm; Saturday March 14 from 10:00 am until 7:00 pm and Sunday, March 15 from 10:00 am until 4:00 pm.

  Each day of the show a limited number of children’s life jackets will be given away to children accompanied by a parent. The Grand River Dam Authority has generously donated150 life jackets for this event. Promoting proper life jacket usage is a top priority for the GRDA.

  The Grand Lake Boat and Sport Show is brought to you by the Grand Lake Association through the support of their members. For more information on the show or on visiting Grand Lake contact the GLA at 918-786-2289 local or 1-866-LUV-GRAND toll free. More information can also be found on the website at