Saving Scotty’s landing

Bar owner needs the public’s help to keep riverside launch site open

Longtime customers and friends, along with area fire department officials, have banded together to help John Scott, owner of Scotty’s Landing, pay for the property adjoining his bar and restaurant along the Sacramento River.

That neighboring parcel is home to a boat launch used by local anglers and other recreational river users, and by Scott (pictured), who is widely known for rescuing stranded boaters and especially young people who go tubing during the hot summer months. Scott is attempting to pay down some debt incurred by his late brother, Gary, who owned the property.

A benefit, the Rescue Tradition River Walk Wine & Brew Festival, will be held this Sunday, April 29, from 2-6 p.m. at Scotty’s. Tickets can be purchased at Scotty’s (12609 River Road), as well as at local businesses. For more info, visit Facebook and search for Save Scotty’s Landing.