Shark Sighting At Ellis Boat Harbor
This Friday, August 23rd, the Ellis Harbor Family is hosting JAWS night in the harbor! What is JAWS night you ask? Well, let me tell you!
The folks at the Ellis Harbor in Cedar Rapids have rented a 120 inch projector, and will play the iconic movie on a screen while floating on the water. The shear fear of watching JAWS while your feet are dangling in the river is enough to scare the hell out of anyone!
Organizer Jake Brummer told me, "This idea has been tossed around by a few of us for a couple years now, and we finally just picked a date and went for it." Jake also confessed he has a fear of sharks. He said "Look man, I'm not sure I'll make it through the entire movie. Sharks scare the s#$% out of me! We're starting the movie at 9:30 in the evening, so we'll be floating in the dark, on the water, watching a giant shark eating people!"
He also told me it's a BYOB event. Bring your own booze and your own floats. There will be an electric pump on hand for quick inflation. The Kip Curl Popcorn Company will be providing FREE popcorn to all guests that are in attendance. I'm told is the best in town and everyone will love it!
This is an ADULT ONLY event and open to the public. Social hour starts at 7 p.m., and the movie starts at 9:30 p.m. To view the Facebook event page, click here.
The location of the JAWS party is the Ellis Boat Harbor on the Ellis Blvd side. Find a place called "The Jack Shack," and you'll be in the right spot. It's on the West Side of the boat harbor in Cedar Rapids.
This all sounds a little scary to me. I may just ride to the party with my friend "Cash Money." He likes scratchers and sippy cups, but he has a pontoon and plans to DRIVE to the party. He said I could ride with him, and we may even do a little fishing during the boring parts.
I know there aren't sharks in the Cedar, but the idea of this still scares the crap out of me! If you go, have fun.
But when a carp nibbles on your pinkie toe, don't come crying to me!