A line of children grew as boys and girls stepped up to be fitted for brand-new life vests Saturday during the Pepsi Float’s Water Safety Day at Amacher and River Forks parks. The YMCA of Douglas County hosted the event, giving out about 225 life vests to adults and children. Children spun the Y’s prize wheel for chances to win a youth-sized life jacket, T-shirt, safety whistle, goggles, beach ball, bubbles or sunglasses. “A lot of times we encourage them to spin until they win a life jacket,” said YMCA aquatics director Kathryn Zacher. “It also gives us the opportunity …
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