Cannon County Boat Day at Readyville Mill drew a big crowd this year.
This Stones River Watershed Association sponsored event had even more people attend than in years past, said chairman David Zabriskie.
" Folks came from Cannon and all our surrounding counties to paddle kayaks and canoes on the East Fork of the Stones River, just up stream from the old mill dam in Readyville. One participant happened to mention that they left Bonnaroo to come enjoy the morning," Zabriskie said.
" They, along with others, really wanted to use the boats, life jackets and paddles provided by the Watershed Association to try out floating on the river. And they loved it. Some people even brought their own kayaks that they had never used before in order to be coached by the volunteers staffing the event," he said.
The water was calm. The weather was hot and everyone had a good time.
"So whether you drink the water, fish the river, swim or paddle in it, water your garden or livestock, or simply enjoy looking at it, help to keep the watershed clean for all of the ways we use this resource . Clean, clear water is something we all depend upon for our quality of life," Zabriskie said.