The third annual Fishing Fun Day has been set.
"One of the joys of being on the park board is being able to put together this event for the community," Brazil City Parks Board Vice President Ruth Ann Jeffries told The Brazil Times.
Fishing rodeos take place at Terre Haute's Deming Park and once-upon-a-time took place at Craig Park.
"There once was a time before television when people entertained themselves," Jeffries said. "People would go to the park with a picnic lunch and fish. We wanted to bring a little piece of that history back."
But the parks board didn't want it to be a competition.
"We wanted it to be fun for everyone," Jeffries said. "So we try to make sure that all the children get prizes."
Though all citizens are invited to join in the event, only children 12-years-old and under receive prizes.
"We are going to try and make it so that little boys receive little boy prizes and little girls receive little girl prizes," Jeffries said.
Larry Clark will also be teaching basic fishing lessons to all the youngsters. These lessons include fishing safety, and how to put a worm on the hook properly.
"Larry also walks around and makes sure the kids are doing everything properly," Jeffries said. "He really enjoys spending time with the children and teaching them about fishing."
Food and refreshments will be provided at no cost.
"We have been fortunate to receive donations so that there will be no charge," Jeffries said.
At this time, the following people and companies have donated to the Fishing Fun Day activities, Pepsi, Brad Deal, Brazil City Mayor Ann Bradshaw, District 44 Indiana State Rep. Amos Thomas (R-Brazil), Mark Rogers from Forest Park Golf Course and Kroger.
"We will be serving hotdogs, chips and Pepsi," Jeffries said. "As well as putting smiles on all the kids faces."
The event runs on Sept. 20 from 9-11 a.m. prizes will be passed out at 11 a.m.
For more information contact Jeffries at (812) 236-9172.
Just the Facts
Sept. 20 9-11 a.m. Fishing Fun Day at Craig Park
Free to all kids 16-years-old and under or adults 66-years-old and over (10-years-old and under must be accompanied by an adult) participants 17-65-years-old may fish if they have a current Indiana Fishing License
Participants are encouraged to bring fishing poles, however some will be available for those who don't have any.