New 'Fish 'n Float' provides opportunities to get on the water in Winona

Winona Friendship Center Activity Council's 'Friendship Fish 'n Float Program' re-launched

WINONA, Minn. (WKBT) - An opportunity for community members to experience the Mississippi Rivers is once again available in Winona.

The Winona Friendship Center Activity Council's Friendship Fish 'n Float Program was re-launched at an event Friday.

The boat will allow for free experiences on the water for seniors, veterans and disabled individuals.

A similar program was previously operated through Let's Go Fishing Minnesota, but was discontinued in 2017.

Community members are excited to see the resource return.

"It was such a popular program with people who otherwise couldn't enjoy the experience on the river from nursing homes or handicapped, veterans, whatever that we felt it was a valuable community asset," said Dave Rowekamp, Chairperson, Float Program.

The Winona Friendship Center Activity Council partnered with area businesses to cover the $45,000 cost.

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