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Perfect Day for a Kids Fishing Derby
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Timmy Blackhurst won the 9-15 age group with a whopping 14 inch trout. The 8 and under winners tied with their 12 inch catches! After the coin was flipped the decision may have been to share it!
Photo by Virginia Hood
There were 44 kids registered in the Fishing Derby on Saturday, there were kids all around the Lake and some in boats-what great fun for everybody.
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The sun was shining bright on this Saturday April 28th morning and there was a great turnout for the Kidís Fishing Derby, sponsored by the Greenhorn Valley Chamber of Commerce. The Derby was for all kids ages 15 and younger; there were eighteen kids eight & under and twenty six kids 8-15 years old registered between 7 and 8 a.m. to enter in the Derby. Along with those 44 entrants were Mom and Dads, Grammas & Grandpas and other relatives too. Since the Derby lasted until noon most brought chairs and umbrellas, some had lunch and snacks and the Chamber furnished bottles of water and other items. They were all set for fishiní the morning away.

There were several boats out on the lake full of kids fishing and Dads rowing, all soaking up the sunshine.

All entrants received a gift and the winners with the largest trout in the two age categories received either a tackle box or a new fishing pole which were, donated by ACE Hardware.

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