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Optimist Fishing Derby
The Fishing Derby has been an annual event for 10 years. It started as a dream of one of our members, Doyle Carter. He believed that we could contribute to a child’s positive self-image through this activity. Doyle is still part of the activity, but Mark Matthews now oversees the
Children are divided into three age group. Each group will fish for 45 minutes and we keep track of the length of fish they catch. Fish are caught and released.
The length of the fish are added up. Trophies are given to the first, second, and third place winners in each age group. The smiles on the faces of those children are priceless. That is why we return each year to do this event.