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Noah boats set for official christening – on Foster Lake


August 8, 2018

JOE MEDLEY, right, fits a keel onto an El Toro-class sailboat built by Jessica Manson, center, during Fir Lawn Lutheran Church's Noah Project this summer. At left is volunteer Allen Holmes.

When a fleet of small sailboats embark on Foster Lake from Lewis Creek Park this Sunday afternoon, Aug. 12, Pastor Joe Medley will see a longtime dream come to life.

The moment of truth will occur when the sails go up on a dozen crafts and young mariners, nearly all of whom have had little experience on the surface of a lake, glide off toward the horizon.

Well, something like that.

Most of the boats were constructed during a two-week-long "Noah Project" hosted by Medley's Fir Lawn Lutheran Church earlier this summer.

Medley and senior volunteers helped mostly junior high-aged youngsters...

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