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At a proclamation ceremony on May 4 Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson declared May 22-28 as Safe Boating Week in Arkansas. The proclamation states that it is essential for boating enthusiasts to recognize the importance of taking certain safety precautions, including always wearing life jackets and never operating a boat under the influence of alcohol.

Pictured from left to right: Attorney & Owner of Rockwater Marina North Little Rock Jim Jackson, Coast Guard Auxiliary Little Rock Flotilla Staff Officer-Operations and Division staff Officer-Operations Michael Strobel, Coast Guard Auxiliary Hot Springs Flotilla Assistant District and State Liaison for Arkansas Deborah Blackburn, Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson, Coast Guard Auxiliary Hot Springs Flotilla Vice Flotilla Commander Wanda Thorp, Little Rock District Deputy Commander Maj. ChaTom “CT” Warren and Arkansas Game and Fish Public Education Officer Joe Huggins.