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Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Making The Most Of Every Opportunity

Springtime at the J. Strom Thurmond Corps of Engineers Project means scrambling to get everything ready for another summer season in this beautiful area.  Campgrounds and day use areas are being groomed and polished to be in tip top shape for all the campers and day trippers to enjoy. 

Springtime also means we're spooling up to present our Water Safety Program to the area school children, every year we reach about 6000 kids of the elementary and middle school age to make them aware of the need to stay safe in the waters of Thurmond Lake.

To reach even more kids of all ages, Marti and I participated in a huge outdoor sports show to spread the word.  We covered a booth and had all kinds of handouts promoting Corps of Engineers programs and information on our country's great national park system.



Right nearby our booth was a TV celebrity doing a meet and greet of folks attending the show.  I couldn't pass up the opportunity to have him help plug our water safety program.

John Godwin from Duck Dynasty, a really nice guy, very gracious to all who stopped by.
 
Maybe I'd look good in a beard like his...
 
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15 comments:

  1. Busy getting ready for summer. Nice to meet John Goodwin,
    let's see your beard, give it a try.

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  2. You two are doing a great job of promoting Water Safety. Now let's just hope people implement what you are telling them.
    After having many different beards through my life I would only recommend a mustache.
    Be Safe and Enjoy!

    It's about time.

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  3. As busy as you guys are, a beard would just be too much work. Besides we wouldn't know you.

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  5. You make me tired reading about how busy you are.

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  6. Marti is looking great at the booth. You are looking great in the picture with the duck guy. Don't even consider the beard. Really don't get the popularity of that show.

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  7. What an outstanding outreach! Sure beats the other method "I'm here to ensure you are in compliance will all applicable ... blah blah "

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  8. I think you should go for the beard!

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  9. Paul when you retired you should have just switched agencies. Just think of the added pension and benefits. In all seriousness, you guys are doing a great service for the area kids.

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  10. Keep the clean shave! We visited the Duck Dynasty restaurant, etc., when we were heading east in the spring. Glad we didn't go back that way 'cuz they were having worse storms than we were in! Now you're a celebrity too?

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  11. Paul, looks like you are working your way up to be a reality star:)

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  12. Haha, pretty cool. He's one of my favorites on that show :)

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  13. The "Duck Guy" looks like he could be your bearded brother;o))

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  14. Boy, you guys are making work look too much like fun!!! How long will you be staying there and where to next??

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  15. Boy, you guys are making work look too much like fun!!! How long will you be staying there and where to next??

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