Liberty sets Fishing Derby for kids

September 09, 2004|BRENDA S. EDWARDS

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.


Registration is at 7 a.m. and the tourney is 8 a.m.-1 p.m.

"We hope to top last year's attendance and participation this year," Miller said. No boats are on the water during the fishing tournament.

When the fishing is over, Mayor Steve Sweeney will offer sail, row and paddle boat rides to the youngsters.

Miller said that anyone who wishes to help financially can send checks to Lake Liberty Fishing Fund, Liberty City Hall, P.O. Box 127, Liberty 42539 or call (606) 787-6371 or 787-9973.

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