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|Take A Kid Fishing 2005
June 4, 2005
Ada--Grab the family, fishing poles and hangout the “Gone Fishing” sign this Sat., June 4, because it’s Take A Kid Fishing day at the Elk’s lodge Lake. For more than 15 years, Profisherman Chuck Devereaux of Bass Tubs of Oklahoma, radio station KYKC 100.1, and sponsors have teamed up to bring Ada and surrounding communities a full-fledged “Fishing Is Fun” day complete with free admittance, worms for fishing, lunch and lots of prizes---no child walks away empty handed.
Registration starts at 7:30 a.m. and fishing begins promptly at 9 a.m. Each year prizes are awarded to both the boy and girl that catches the most fish and a prize given for the biggest fish, plus all kinds of drawings for fishing poles and tackle.
“Think big fish, big fish, big fish…and we’re not talking perch either,” says event coordinator, Kay Colbert-Hall, “Inslee Fish Farm has been stocking this pond with bass and catfish right before the event for years, so there’s really some huge fish in this lake!”
Take A Kid Fishing encourages parents and guardians to get involved with their kids in an outdoor activity that’s relaxing and proves to be a meaningful way of developing lifelong memories. It’s also part of a national annual fishing day event across America and recognized as part of National Fishing and Boating week. Nearly 5 millions children, parents, guardians and family members participate in Take A Kid Fishing nationwide.
Host organizations are: KYKC 100.1; Profisherman Chuck Devereaux, Bass Tubs of Oklahoma; Gov. Bill Anoatubby, Chickasaw Nation; Wal-Mart; Smith Phillips Funeral Home; Citizens Bank; Bailey’s Outdoor Shop; Women’s Health Center; Dr. Lad Yates; Medicine Chest Pharmacy; and Dr. Pepper. Lunch provided by Elk’s Lodge Ladies Auxiliary and Ada Coca-Cola. Emergency medical services provided by Chickasaw Health System and Valley View Regional Hospital. Pre-registration forms available in the Sporting Goods Department at Wal-Mart and most other sponsor locations.