If you have never gotten out and helped out with one of the One Rake at a Time projects to hand rake the bay, I strongly suggest that you do. What a blast! What great exercise! I felt so invigorated after a morning of raking. It is not difficult. If you like water aerobics, then you will love this. Just being in the water and the sun and having pleasant conversations with new people–how can anyone have a better morning? And it is a task that benefits all of our community–Just think of this–there used to be numerous cases of swimmers’ itch–but it has been on the decline ever since Art Jones started One Rake at a Time, and this year there wasn’t even one case! What a great gift Art Jones has given to our community. Thanks Art Jones for all you do for our community–we are all so lucky you decided to settle in Crystal River.
Rotarian Dale Merrill and Rep. Jimmy T. Smith