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Center's annual fishing day takes place Aug. 11
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Posted: 2012 Aug 03 - 00:53

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INDIAN RIVER COUNTY - Donna Maness and a group of local anglers will host the fifth annual "Take-A-Kid Fishing" day on Aug. 11 from 8:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m. at the Barber Bridge catwalk for youth residents of the Homeless Family Center.

This will be the fifth year that Ms. Maness, an HFC volunteer who organized this event, will give young residents at the center the opportunity to experience a wonderful fishing adventure.

The Homeless Family Center children, ages 6 and up, will be able to participate in this event.

The day will start with basic instructions on the use of gear and tackle. Each angler will have a one-on-one volunteer assisting them with baiting hooks, removing fish and untangling lines for a fun day of fishing.

The little ones will enjoy their own fishing adventure, tyring to catch magnetic fish with their plastic rods and reels at the center with the help of volunteers.

All participants will have barbecued hotdogs and hamburgers for lunch, as well as goody bags filled with treats and fish memorabilia.

The event will conclude with award certificates for best casting, biggest catch, smallest catch and most unusual catch.

Corporate sponsors to date are HBS, Other Side Services and Florida Sportswoman. Individual sponsors include Andy Beard, Carole Brown, Nan Burke, Shelly Ferger, Judith LaFage, Ryan Norris, Mike Reeser, Craig Schlitt, Anne Hoyt and Jim Zabcik.

Sponsors are still needed for this event. Sponsorship levels are snook, $250; redfish, $100; trout, $50 and mullet, $25.

The Homeless Family Center provides emergency and transitional shelter for homeless families from Indian River, St. Lucie, Martin and Okeechobee counties, is a partner agency of United Way, the Treasure Coast Homeless Services Council and the Indian River County Children's Services Advisory Committee.

For sponsorship and volunteer opportunities, call (772) 559-8028 or email ddarlette@yahoo.com.

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