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Lions Club Donates $500 to Gig Harbor BoatShop

The nonprofit organization will use the money to preserve local maritime traditions, particularly restoring marine ways at Eddon Boatyard.

Volunteers and board members of the took a short break from its first Eddon Small Craft Gathering at the annual on Saturday to celebrate a local partnership.

Gig Harbor Lions Club president Sandy Bradley and board member Frank Hankins presented the Gig Harbor BoatShop with a $500 check.

Guy Hoppen, the president and founding director of the boat shop, and treasurer John McMillan accepted the money at the Eddon Boatyard.

"A dollar goes a long way," said Hoppen, who said the money will go toward the BoatShop's future, including plans to restore the marine ways at the Eddon Boatyard. In December, the completed the it received from the state as part of the Washington State Heritage Capital Project Grant.

The nonprofit organization was formed to preserve local maritime traditions, and it currently offers several educational programs to the community.

"It's all about the partnership," said McMillan. "We're interested in service organization and community partnership."



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