ILWACO, Wash. — U.S. Coast Guard Station Cape Disappointment personnel invite the public to attend a family-friendly open house and blood drive at Station Cape Disappointment in Ilwaco, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

Station Cape Disappointment, the National Motor Lifeboat School, the motor lifeboats and new 29-foot Response Boat-Small, will be open for tours.

The Coast Guard Auxiliary will be on scene to take vessel safety check appointments. Columbia River Bar Pilots and local search-and-rescue agencies including Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, local fire and police departments will attend as well. The Columbia River Chiefs’ Mess will have barbecue for sale.

American Red Cross will be on site to accept blood donations.

For more information, contact Station Cape Disappointment, 322 Coast Guard Road, at 360-642-2382.

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