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June 18, 2013

Captain, crew thankful for Clinton's hospitality

CLINTON — After a fun-filled weekend, the Nina and Pinta have packed up and shipped out to their next location on the Mississippi River.

Clinton residents welcomed the ships with warm hospitality Thursday and made the crew feel right at home throughout the weekend.

“Everyone from the community really reached out to the crew, bringing them groceries, food, anything they wanted,” Clinton Marina director Cindy Brackemeyer said.

To make the event special, the Clinton Marina and the Candlelight Inn planned a Boaters’ Bash Friday night. The ship’s crew, area boaters and the general public were invited to participate in the Bash. According to Candlelight Manager Gaston Gragert, it was a huge success.

“We had about 300 people attend the party, not including people in the restaurant,” Gragert said.

Brackemeyer credited the weather for such a positive weekend event.

“Everything was amazing. It rained a little in the morning and other than that we didn’t have any issues. It was a great kickoff to summer,” Brackemeyer said.

Clinton Convention and Visitors Bureau Director Carrie Donaire received feedback from the ships’ crews and said they were pleased with the attendance of the weekend.

“They were impressed by our community,” Donaire said. “They mentioned that people were very appreciative and thankful. which is something they said they always have noticed about Clinton.”

Donaire also added the CVB hopes for continued support from the community for these unique events so they can continue to host them.

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