Men and women of the Coast Guard honored with picnic in Ferrysburg

Rain held off for those attending the annual Coast Guard Picnic at Coast Guard Park in Ferrysburg on Saturday, an event celebrating the 221 years of service provided by the U.S. Coast Guard. The event featured games for adults and children, a beer tent, food and music by local musicians, and a special honor for those who currently lead the city of Ferrysburg from the Grand Haven Coast Guard Festival Committee.
Alex Doty
Jul 24, 2011


During the picnic, Ferrysburg Mayor Jeff Stille and City Manager Craig Bessinger were honored by the Coast Guard Festival for their efforts in bringing the annual picnic to Ferrysburg.

“Because of his idea and the work of others, that is why we are here today,” Coast Guard Festival Executive Director Mike Smith said.

Smith said the medals Stille and Bessinger received will be presented to people who are working to keep the legacy alive of honoring the men and women of the U.S. Coast Guard.

“This is something that we enjoy doing,” Stille said of hosting the annual picnic.

To read more of this story, see Monday's edition of the Grand Haven Tribune.

To see the photo gallery of the picnic, click here.


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