Kids Fishing Day draws young anglers

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Kids Fishing Day draws young anglers

About 180 youngsters ages 15 and under participated with a total of about 500 adults and children attending

05/16/03

Mobile Register

FAIRHOPE -- More than 500 people attended this year's Kids Fishing Day, held recently at the Weeks Bay Foundation's Safe Harbor RV Park.


The pond was full of fish and the youngsters were prepared for the big event. The fifth annual Kids Fishing Day was held May 3, just across U.S. 98 from Weeks Bay Reserve.

Children 15 years and younger were invited to the event that served as a fun way to introduce children to the natural resources of Alabama, organizers said.

"The crowd grows every year with over 500 people attending the event," according to Dr. John Borom, Weeks Bay Foundation board member. "This year, over 180 children registered and had a great experience."

There was no charge to register, however, each child was accompanied by a parent or responsible adult.

The event was sponsored by Weeks Bay Reserve Foundation, Weeks Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, Alabama Dept. of Conservation & National Resources, Wildlife and Fisheries Division and State Lands Division Coastal Section, Compass Bank, Eastern Shore Optimist Club, Danny's Fried Chicken, Mobile Bay National Estuary Program, Baldwin County Commission and Eastern Shore Children's Clinic.
 


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