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Friends of the Rivers, Inc. (FOR), Announces Canal Boat to Return to the Rivers

Who: The board of directors of Friends of the Rivers will host a press conference at the Greater Fort Wayne Community Foundation on Thursday, March 23, 2017 at 1:30 PM to announce plans for naming and launching the FOR canal boat in spring of 2017.

When: Thursday, March 23, 2017, 1:30 PM to 2 PM

Where: Greater Fort Wayne Community Foundation, 555 East Wayne Street

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About Friends of the Rivers, Inc.

Friends of the Rivers (FOR), a grassroots, 501c3, nonprofit organization dedicated to enhancing the community’s appreciation, experience and use of the rivers will provide river cruises aboard it’s 54-foot canal boat modeled after an authentic 1840’s canal boat. This is the organization’s first step in making the rivers more accessible to the community. This new initiative will allow individuals to experience the rivers and the potential they offer for development, recreation, and educational programming. The announcement includes features of the vessel and details of a community engagement initiative, in partnership with area schools, students, and the community to name the canal boat.