ZANESVILLE, Ohio – A fundraiser was held Saturday at Terry’s Tavern to raise money for the Muskingum Riverway Advocacy Council.
The Muskingum River Advocacy Council President, Jeff Hardwick said they are raising money to keep the Muskingum River clean, navigational and safe for generations to come. Hardwick said the river has economical, historical and recreational assets, and they want to do everything they can to keep the river in the greatest shape they can.
“So, basically in a nutshell it is a group of people from Muskingum County, all the way down to Marietta that care about the concerns of the river, keeping it healthy and clean for recreation, fishing, boating, whatever,” Hardwick added.
At the fundraiser, they had a musician, food, beverages, a Chinese auction and more. Hardwick said the M-Rack has two projects coming up, including snag removal and they are trying to put a new boat ramp in Philo.
“We have food, raffles, 50/50 and so forth. All of the money raised from this goes to the M.R.A.C association and the M.R.A.C association will use those funds for snag removals or anything to help improve the river,” said Hardwick.
Jeff Hardwick wants to thank Terry’s Tavern for a great day, all of the sponsors who helped out and everyone that came out to support the river.