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Park board gears up for fishing fun

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

A participant from last year's Forest Park Fishing Fun Day shows off the fish she caught. This year's event will be from 9-11 a.m., with registration ending at 10. Children 12-under will receive a prize.
Clay community children can begin assembling their tackle boxes for the 7th annual Fishing Fun Day Saturday, Sept. 17, in Craig Park.

The event begins at 9 a.m., with registration ending at 10.

The Brazil City Parks and Recreation Department is sponsoring the event, which is free to all children 16-under and adults 66-over.

Prizes will be given away at 11 a.m. to those12-under.

Anyone ages 17-65 may fish if they have a current Indiana fishing license.

"It's not competitive. We just want kids to come with their parents and fish," Park Board President Ruthann Jeffries said.

Jeffries and other park board members are shopping today for prizes at the Brazil Walmart.

Meanwhile, the board approved another Brazil park event during its monthly meeting Tuesday evening.

The Brazil Disc Golf Club, in partnership with the Brazil Parks Department and Crossroads Disc Golf Club is hosting a disc golf tournament Oct. 1, at Craig Park.

They plan to use a temporary 10-hole course.

"The purpose is to help promote the Popcorn Festival," Crossroads Vice President Dan Wilkinson told board members in a letter.

Attending patrons can play three rounds of 10-holes.

Sign-up is from noon to 12:45 p.m., followed by the tee-off and a players meeting.

The event is expected to end around 5.

During the player's meeting, those in charge will encourage disc golf patrons to attend the Popcorn Festival after the tournament.

In other park board news,

* Board members plan to meet at the Forest Park concession stand Tuesday, Sept. 20, at 11:30 a.m., for a work session to determine next year's budget.

The work session will be followed by an executive session to discuss personnel items at 1 p.m.,

* Board members approved the Relay for Life walkathon, slated for Saturday and Sunday, May 12-13, from 2 p.m.-6 a.m., in Forest Park,

* Twenty-three tree stumps have been removed from Forest Park,

* Park employees have installed three baby swings ($150 each) and 4 strap swings ($48 each),

* The white truck has been repaired and is currently in operation, and

* Jim Robertson provided paint to repaint the bare spots at the bottom of the pool.

The park board meets regularly every second Tuesday of the month.

The next regular session is scheduled for Oct. 4.

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