Outdoors: Take a Kid Fishing officials accepting rod and reel donations
Larry Voltz, left, and Dave Brinkman show off some of the 130 rods and reels that have been purchased or restored to be donated to young anglers at this year’s Take A Kid Fishing event. Voltz and Brinkman are members of the Dead Reel Society, which runs the donation program that started in 1995. Since then, 1,249 rod and reel combinations have been given to the TKF anglers. Anyone wishing to donate used rods and reels for the program should bring them to Carol Olson at the Bemidji Area Chamber of Commerce.