One woman’s dedication to water safety is making waves at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Thurmond Lake. Sandie Craig founded a non-profit organization “Rembering Scotty Craig” in honor of her late husband, who drowned three years ago at Thurmond Lake. She has since committed her life to raising awareness of the benefits of life jackets and urging people to wear them. See her amazing story of triumph over tragedy in this video, produced by Sandra Hudson, broadcast journalist with the Corps’ Savannah District.
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This Saturday (Jan. 18), Sandie and her crew are hosting the 3rd Annual “Remembering Scotty Craig Life Jacket Fundraiser and Bike Run” at the Thurmond Visitors Center, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. They plan to “stuff a boat” with life jacket donations from the community. All life jackets will be donated to life jacket loaner boards around the lake. The bike ride starts at 5 p.m. at Pollards Corner. For more information, email RememberingScottyCriag11@yahoo.com or search for “Remembering Scotty Craig” on Facebook.