Vessels on Rez line up for annual blessing - - Jackson, MS

Vessels on Rez line up for annual blessing

RIDGELAND, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Sunshine and blue skies made for more than just a great Saturday on the waters of the Ross Barnett Reservoir.

The annual "Blessing of the Fleet" got underway this first weekend in June at the Jackson Yacht Club.

The event unofficially kicks off the beginning of the boating season in central Mississippi, according to the club officials.

Power, sail and paddle boats all took to the reservoir to join the festivities.

The "Blessing of the Fleet" asks for a safe boating season on area waterways.

Organizers said it is an exciting way to begin summer activities on the water.

Live music, food and entertainment continued throughout the evening.

"Whether you're a sailor or a fisherman, or as I was out in your kayak , you're invited to be out here and have your whatever it is that floats blessed by a minister on the water," said Jackson Yacht Club Commodore Gary Rogers.

This is the third year the event has been held.

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