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EVENT DESCRIPTION/DETAILS:


This year’s event is presented by Little River Casino Resort, along with Manistee area fishing boats.   Additionally, local Veterans groups – United Veterans Council, Little River Band of Ottawa Indians Warrior Society, our local National Guard and U.S. Coast Guard, Rolling Thunder Michigan Chapter #1, Manistee County Visitors Bureau, the Manistee Area Chamber of Commerce, Downtown merchants and a host of volunteers from across the state contribute to the event.

The public is invited to bring their flags to the Manistee River walk on Saturday, May 21st
 at 12:00 Noon to be a part of the area’s biggest and best salute to these American heroes.  Rolling Thunder Michigan Chapter #1 will once again generously supply thousands of loaner flags for fans to wave as the fleet returns to port.  Downtown merchants have prepared a day-long celebration on River Street to expand this year’s events. 

“The success of the Tight Lines for Troops event has always wholly derived from the generosity and kindness of a community proud to honor Michigan veterans,” said Eileen Duffin of Little River Casino Resort, the presenting sponsor of this annual event.   “To play any part in this impressive event has been an honor for me.”   

For more information, please see www.TightLinesforTroops.com


2016 EVENT SCHEDULE :

FRIDAY  |

5:00pm | Mandatory Dinner Meeting for all captains and all Tight Lines participants of Boat and Shore Divisions (Location: Seng's Marina, 47 Lake St. Manistee, MI 49660)

 

SATURDAY  |  TIGHT LINES TOURNAMENT BEGINS

6:30am | Shotgun Start at the Manistee Pierheads (participants must be ready to board at 5:30am @ Seng's Marina)  Box lunch provided to each participant

12:30pm | Boats gather outside the Pier Heads, Pier, Shore and River Fishermen must pull lines.  

1:00pm | Weigh-In begins at  Manistee City Marina

2:30pm | Michigan Dinner and Awards Ceremony (Immediately following weigh-in)

5-6:00pm | Raffle Prize Drawing at the Little River Casino Resort

 

FORMS AND ADDITIONAL INFORMATION :

OFFICIAL REGISTRATION FORM: Download
2016 RAFFLE INFORMATION: Download
2016 SPONSORSHIP FORM: Download

CURRENT LODGING SPECIALS:
Alpine Motor Lodge: One Room with 2 Queens One Night $60, Two Nights $80 & Three Nights $100.  (taxes included) Veterans Only
Microtel Inn & Suites: Double Queen Room $65, Single Queen Room $55, & Suite $75.  (rates are per night before taxes) Veterans Only
Days Inn: Double Queen Room, or King Room $69 (rates are per night before taxes) Veterans Only

 
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