LIBERTY - The City Council agreed Wednesday to help out with the annual Kids Fishing Derby Sept. 18 at Lake Liberty.
The city agreed to donate $300 toward prizes and food for the event that drew 75 kids last year and more than 148 spectators, according to Sgt. Joey G. Miller of the local police department.
Miller said local law enforcement, state fish and wildlife officers and others sponsors the event. More than $700 was raised last year through donations and $575 in prizes were awarded to the youngsters that caught the most and largest fish.
"The kids had a great day," said Miller.
He said that more than $200 had been raised to fund the event this year when he asked the city for the donation.