Kids hang out with parents, learn the art of fishing

Saturday, September 9, 2017
Dallas King teaches his son, Elliot King, how to fish Saturday morning at Craig Park.
Frank Phillips photo

Elliot King became excited while fishing at Craig Park Saturday morning.

Elliot hadn’t caught anything but successfully casting his line and seeing his bobber land about 4 feet from shore was pretty cool, he thought.

“Leave it out there,” Dallas King told his son, but reeling and casting were just too much fun.

Meanwhile, Dallas didn’t get to do much fishing.

Saturday was the annual Fishing Fun Day at Craig Park sponsored by the Brazil Board of Parks and Recreation.

“We’ve had really good attendance so far,” said board president Carrol Evans. “A lot of people come out about 10 o’clock. Later risers come out then. We’ve already got about 30 kids here but it’s a little chilly.”

Board treasurer Zack Stultz said the board had discussed having the event earlier in the summer but couldn’t find a date that didn’t interfere with something else.

Last year, the weather was cold and rainy.

“We didn’t know if we were going to have it, but we had a pretty good turnout,” Evans said.

Every child who signed up received a prize whether it was a bicycle or Nerf gun, action figure, baby doll, set to make jewelry or another toy.

Jack Elder brought fishing poles to give to kids who didn’t have one.

He has also provided bait for the past five years.

“I like to see kids fish,” Jack said.

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