Krist Oil Company Partners with South Shore Fishing Association’s Veteran’s Fishing Day Event
South Shore Fishing Association held their 8th annual Veterans Fishing Day event on August 6th 2022. Beginning at 8am, boat captains volunteered their boats and time to help vets set sail on their adventure of Lake Superior followed by a boat parade at Mattson Lower Harbor Park escorted by the United States Coast Guard and Marquette County Sherriff’s Department.
Starting in 2014, Veteran’s Fishing Day began with 30 boat captains volunteering their boats and time to thank 60 vets for their service. Each year, the community is invited to lower harbor to cheer on the incredible military heroes as they hold up their biggest catch of the day to make the day one to remember.
After Veterans leave their vessels out on the water, the fish are cleaned and distributed to the participants while locals gather to honor our Veterans for their service
This year, Krist Oil Company partnered with South Shore Fishing Association to provide gas cards to all 52 boat captains, donated coolers for Veterans to take their fish home in, and monetary donations to offset the cost of documenting this special day.
Krist Oil is a family owned and operated company since 1917. They have 75 plus convenient store locations across Michigan, northern Wisconsin, and Minnesota. Krist Oil also operates several propane plants in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and northern Wisconsin supplying propane and fuel oil to area homes.