The Tri-County Powerboat Alliance will host its 17th annual brat fry fundraiser from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 2, on the shores of the Wolf River at Gill’s Landing.
People are invited to arrive by water or land for fun, music, food, raffles, corn and Hillshire brats.
Gill’s Landing is located 3 1⁄2 miles east of Weyauwega on County Trunk F or five miles upstream from Fremont.
The Alliance will have a Designated Navigator/Driver program with free non-alcoholic beer. It will also have a free boat shuttle service for boats that anchor in the river.
The Tri-County Powerboat Alliance is a nonprofit organization dedicated to ensuring the waterways from New London to Lake Winnebago remain available for fair and equitable use by all recreational users.
The Alliance works to build consensus with the various users and philosophies of the water system.
The 100-plus member Alliance regularly conducts safe boater education classes; provides signs and other navigational aids; sponsors informational meetings; provides funds for dredging, shoreline riprap projects and building fish/wildlife protection zones; and works with state and local government officials to protect the waterway and its natural resources.
The funds raised at the Aug. 2 event will help the group continue to accomplish those efforts.
The fundraiser also helps the Alliance hire barges to remove partially or fully submerged large trees, logs and deadheads from the main river channel that are a danger to boaters.
On June 14, the members held the annual river clean up day and removed steel drums, various buckets, metal and garbage hazards from the Wolf River and its shores.