May 18th, 2017, and the Kids' Fishing Day has come and gone... but the memories remain!
On May 18 the lakeshore at Rice Pavilion on Lake Wedowee was covered up with area kids and their families for the Annual Kids Fishing Day event organized by LWPOA. Kids, ages 2 through 15 angled for catfish furnished by Handley High School Outdoor Education Project and stocked inside nets placed by Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Wildlife and Fish Division. In addition to fishing, the kids enjoyed games, prizes, food, and refreshments, including drinks, chips, cookies and the tasty hot dogs cooked by the Sheriff’s Department and Judge Diamond.
Trophies were awarded for first fish, biggest fish, and most fish along with a rod and reel combo for each winner. All kids received a bag of fishing gear. Many other prizes were awarded by drawing, including gift items from Lakeside Grill, Lake Wedowee Bait and Tackle, Wedowee Outdoors, Pop’s Landing, Hacienda San Antonio, and Alabama Power Company.
The Rice Family graciously provided the Pavilion for the event. Randolph County Rescue Squad and Southern Ambulance Transport stood by for emergency services
Principal sponsors for the event included Wellborn Cabinet, Inc., First State Bank, Tanner East Alabama, and Rice Family Pavilion. Major sponsors included Buster Miles Ford and Chevrolet, Eagle 102.3 FM, Ken Seiffert State Farm Insurance, Rice Pest Control, Wedowee Outdoors, Southern Ambulance Transport, and Randolph County Chamber of Commerce.
Other sponsors included Bank of Wedowee, Cheaha Realty Services, Dr. Michael Edwards, Grady & Linda Stone Re/Max, H&M Drug, Lake Wedowee Bait and Tackle, Best Brands Plus Randolph County Appliance, Lakeview Auto Service, M&R Classic Cleaners, Small Town Bank, Speed-N-Sport Marine, Southeastern Realty and Auction, Thomas Tax Service, and Wedowee Benefield Funeral Home.
The contributions of all these folks and organizations make this fun event possible. Remember to support them with your patronage.
Many thanks to The Randolph Leader for its provision of extensive publicity for the event.
The aerial photo of the event was provided by Gene Crouch of Keller Williams Realty. See more photos on Facebook.