In less than a month, Kentucky boaters and many others from across the country will gather on Lake Cumberland to honor their friends from the lake—Art and Melissa McMahan and Anthony and Tammy Reece—exactly one year to the day from their passing following an accident during the Pirates of Lanier Poker Run on Georgia’s Lake Lanier.
A Memorial Fun Run honoring Art and Melissa McMahan and Anthony and Tammy Reece, pictured here just before they died in an accident on Georgia’s Lake Lanier, is being held on Lake Cumberland next month. Photo by Jason Johnson
Good memories are sure to be shared and good times are most definitely to be had at the Memorial Fun Run on Saturday, July 15 at State Dock—and everyone in attendance will have a 15-year-old kid to thank for it all.
Yes, a 15-year-old boating fanatic named Tanner Howard whose favorite performance boat was Saddle Up, the iconic Statement Marine 42 Ultimate owned by Anthony and Tammy Reece. Well, Tanner and his parents, Brett and Kerry Howard of Bethel, Ohio. They assisted their son in his quest to honor Anthony—Mr. Black Cowboy Hat himself—who Tanner became close with after meeting him at the Lake Cumberland Thunder Run more than four years ago.