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Floating along the Rogue River as a memorial

'The Big D Float' took place on the Rogue River

Posted: Jun 23, 2019 10:18 AM
Updated: Jun 23, 2019 10:41 AM

GOLD HILL, Ore-- The Rogue River was full of people floating from Gold Hill to Rogue River for a good cause. It's called the 'Big D Float.'

The Jackson County Sheriff's Office patrolled the starting point at Gold Hill sport part to make sure everyone was following the safety rules. More than 7,000 people said they were interested in attending the float on the event's Facebook page. Newswatch 12 talked with the organizers of the float to learn why they put it on. 

"This event is a memorial of Dustin Hill. He was a really good friend and family to a lot of people in the valley." said Tara Short the Organizer of the Big S Float. "Every year he tried to do the big float like they do in Portland so he would invite tons of people. Like 10 of us would show up. When he passed away in February we decided were going to make the big float and were going to make it for him."

Short said she put the event on Facebook and anyone was invited. If the event went smoothly yesterday they would like to have the float annually. We are waiting to hear how she thinks the event went.

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