Photo credit: Amber Fern Photography
Last week at the Sip 'N Dip Lounge in Great Falls, Montana, Tippin transformed into a celebrity merman to raise funds for the Grace Home Veterans Center. Tippin joined several mermaids for a swim in the lounge's indoor pool, visible through a giant window in the bar.
"If you told me I would be swimming with mermaids in a bar in Montana wearing a merman costume I would have told you you're crazy, but that's exactly what I did," says Tippin. "When our friend and bar owner Sandi Thares asked me to do it for the Grace Home Veterans Center, I couldn't say no. It was a blast and now I have a new respect for how tough it is to be a merman."
The sold out event also featured a live performance by Tippin, as well as his wife Thea (a Great Falls native) and son, singer-songwriter Tom Tippin. While visiting Great Falls, Tippin also made time to visit with several veterans who reside at the Grace Home Veterans Center.