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Veterans wave during July jet boat ride along the Rogue River, provided by Curry County Commissioner Court Boice and Jerry’s Rogue Jet Boats.

Curry County Commissioner Court Boice has put together a fun river outing for veterans. 

“After two successful runs in 2019, we had to cancel the 2020 run, but we’re ready to get back on track,” Boice said. “Jerry’s Jets has offered to donate one of their special boats for this 64-mile Rogue River Tour.”

Boice will be the pilot and is enthused to donate his time. He is the son of Marine and former Curry Sheriff Allen Boice. Court has logged over 9,000 guest trips into the Rogue Wilderness by White Water Jet Boat since 1973 and in his 45-year Rogue history has also been credited with many successful river rescues.                                                      

"Jerry’s Jets, the McNair Family, Curry veteran groups and I are all hoping this will add to the now special annual tradition,” Boice said. “We will be accepting donations from folks that want to contribute to this adventure. All proceeds will go to the Gold Beach Youth Fund.”

The Gold Beach Youth Fund is a nonprofit organization supporting the youth of Central Curry County with educational and extracurricular resources. To date, the Youth Fund has purchased school desks, school chairs, refurbished all student body lockers in the high school, installed a six-person swing at Riley Creek School, seal coated the playground asphalt at Riley Creek, purchased weight room equipment and water fountains for the high school and helped with teachers’ projects.

If you know of a Vet who might want to experience the Rogue by jet boat, please have them contact Boice to be added and as space allows. The boat can accommodate 45 people. Vets will need to book as early as possible and then confirm reservations by 10 a.m. Saturday, July 17. If local veterans were able to go in 2019 and want to go again, they will be put on a stand-by list and contacted as early as possible assuming seats become available.

Check in time is 3 p.m. at Jerry’s Jets Boat Office at the Port of Gold Beach with departure at 3:30. Dinner is available at the Agness Cougar Lane Restaurant or snacks at the Cougar Lane Country Store (meal and snacks are not included). The river tour lasts approximately six hours. To register, contact Boice at 541-247-3229 or by email at boicec@co.currr.or.us.

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