The Point Pleasant River Museum hosted a dinner cruise, which took place aboard the river boat. According to Jack Fowler, executive director of the river museum, 515 tickets were sold for the event.
Fowler described the cruise as being quite successful.
“Everyone had a great time,” he said.
At approximately 5:45 p.m., passengers were able to board the Belle. The evening began with a catered dinner as well as entertainment from Sam Stephens, “The One Man Band.” Stephens played a variety of musical selections ranging from classic to modern styles. Those aboard the ship also had an opportunity to explore the boat’s many decks.
Passengers also were treated to up-close views of both the Kanawha and Ohio Rivers as the cruise departed from the Point Pleasant Riverfront Park and headed up river around the Bend Area and then back down, past Point Pleasant to Gallipolis Ferry. The river museum also hosted a silent auction during the cruise. In addition, those unable to participate in the cruise still were able to view the exterior of the boat as it was docked at riverfront park both prior and following the dinner cruise.
The Belle of Cincinnati hasn’t left the tri-county area just yet. The boat will be docked at the Gallipolis, Ohio river front today prior to taking passengers on a half day excursion, which will travel to Charleston and back.
For more information on the Belle of Cincinnati, visit www.bbriverboats.com.