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Mel's Trading Post hosts annual demo daySubmitted: 05/27/2018
Erin Beu
Erin Beu
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Mel's Trading Post hosts annual demo day
RHINELANDER - Mel's Trading Post in Rhinelander hosted it annual demo day to give people a chance to experience different types of boards and boats without dropping a dime.

Mel's owner Mitch Mode said it's a great way to share a Northwoods passion with people who have never been out on something like that.

"We all paddle at the store. We know what paddling is about. It's fun to get a beginner on the board or a boat for the first time to see the excitement and get the feedback," said Mode.

But not everyone out Sunday was new.

Susan Westfahl recently bought a kayak but it wasn't the right fit for her. Days like today let her try out different ones until she find that perfect fit.
She says at her age, if she can do it any one can.

"Give it a try don't be afraid to give it a try, if you go into the water and capsized so be it," said Westfahl.

People were able to try the equipment from 11AM to 4PM Sunday.


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