PTHS NJROTC Helps at Christmas on the River
There are approximately 4,000 tow boats on the inland rivers system, along with 18 United States Coast Guard buoy tenders. Chaplain Baldridge said the Christmas on the River project will provide holiday gift packages to as many of the tow boat crews as possible.
The Paducah Tilghman NJROTC cadets helped pack boxes, decorating them and creating hand-made Christmas cards for each mariner. The boxes will be delivered to the tow boats before they leave port so that the gifts may be opened by the crew on Christmas day.
Pictured (left to right) are: Johnathan Mitchell, Carrie Houser, Senior Chief Petty Officer Donald Myers, Derrick Hobbs, Jovan Lopez, Noelle Williams, Christopher Crouch, Michael Staskiewicz, Roper Harper, Kevin Hobbs, Megan Summers, Orion Partain, Austin Riley, Noah Hollar, Travis Myers, Breonna Harriford, Bryan Davis, Chaplain Kempton Baldridge, Lieutenant Commander Donald Taylor, and Sullivan Curran.