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Everything was great for fishing event

What a beautiful day we had on June 9 for our second annual Laporte Area Take a Kid Fishing Event held at Pine Beach Resort and Campground on beautiful Garfield Lake.

The sun was shining, with a nice breeze for being out on the water. This was a day for making new friends (or maybe meeting up with some you met last year), learning some new fishing techniques and just having fun. The kids were also given a 10-minute show-and-tell time on the aquatic invasive species, helping them to learn what to look for as boats are taken out of the water.

This year we had 35 youths between the ages of 10 and 15 participating in our event. We had 17 boats and pontoons available, with a total of 31 guides helping us make this year's event a success. We concluded the day with a fish fry in town for the kids, guides, their families and members of the community.

A big thank you to our guides, community members and businesses that gave us your support and donations. You helped make our Laporte Area Take a Kid Fishing event a success.

We hope that you will keep us in mind for next year's event, which will be held June 8, 2013. Be sure to have a look at our website at or check us out on Facebook.