Letter to the Editor

Thankful for fishing day

Sunday, October 30, 2011
Abigail Creed, daughter of Larry and Theresa Creed, displays the bicycle she won at Craig Park Fishing Fun Day Sept. 17, 2011. Thanks to Noel and Donna Short, who donated the bicycle.

To the Editor:

I would like to thank the Brazil Parks and Recreation Board for sponsoring the Craig Park Fishing Fun Day.

This is the fourth year that my 7-year-old daughter and myself have attended this event, which continues to grow every year.

The children enjoyed the soft drinks, hot dogs and popcorn. L.T. Clark provided fishing tips and fishing bait. It was evident that L.T. enjoys participating in this event as much as the children do.

The weather was mild and the fish started to bite as the water warmed, so this proved to be a perfect day for the Fishing Fun Day.

All of the registered children 12-under received a very nice prize.

Many of the children gathered with longing eyes around the 13 bicycles, which were given away next. My daughter was very excited when her name was called to receive the bicycle donated by Noel and Donna Short.

I would like to add my personal thank you to all of the businesses, organizations and individuals that participated in the Fishing Fun Day.

I appreciate the efforts made by the Brazil Parks and Recreation Board, Brazil Parks Department employees, Clay County Sheriff's Department and Sheriff's Reserves, Brazil City Police Department and City Police reserves, Brazil City Fire Department and Bill Houck.

Larry G. Creed,