Fellow Woody Boaters Dave Bortner from Freedom Boat Service, Bruce Bildsten “Rabbit” and Woody Boater reporter Dane Anderson also known as the “Woods and Water Crew” went all out to promote the local Lake Minnetonka show this year with TV news coverage and a whole lotta facebook stuff and as we always say, no cost to get in.
The results? Close to 60 boats, and a HUGE spectator turn out. And best of all a bazillion smiles. Once again, the Woods and Water Crew does the trick. Now many of you local clubs who think about pinching each cent and charging at the gate, have forgotten why you are there? To promote the culture of classic boating and grow the passion. Time and time again, the forward marketing of the event, and free entry are a formula for success. Here once again is a small event that is breaking records. Is this the future? No, its now and about 5 years old, and if you are not thinking like this, you are in a slow spiral towards death. Sorry to be so harsh, but how many times do we need to beat this drum and prove it. Thanks the Woods and Water Crew for showing us all AGAIN, how it’s done right.
So, don’t have a Woods and Water Crew to make a splash? Stay tuned with some big changes on Woody Boater to help promote your event. All part of the new 3rd generation Woody Boater. We may be frustrated but we are not sitting around complaining, oh wait, yes we are doing that as well. Let’s all make next year a record year for the culture.