City of Longview Partners in Prevention and Texas Parks and Wildlife will host the 21st Annual Kid’s Fishing Day at Teague Park Lake on Saturday, February 11, 2012, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Teague Park is located at 411 American Legion Blvd. This free event is open to children ages 3 to 16. Each year approximately 200 – 300 kids participate.
Prizes will be given to those catching a tagged fish. Door prizes will also be given away. Free bait is provided. A limited number of fishing poles will be provided for use during the event. Happy the Clown will also provide entertainment during the event.
The event is sponsored by the City of Longview Partners in Prevention, Texas Parks and Wildlife, Ricky Borden, and the Longview Sportsman Bass Club. For more information, please call Partners in Prevention at 903-237-1019 or visit PIP.LongviewTexas.gov.
About Kid' Fishing Day:
Kid’s Fishing Day was started 21 years ago as a partnership between the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and the City of Longview Parks and Recreation Department. Kid’s Fishing Day is now hosted by City of Longview Partners in Prevention with a partnership between and Texas Parks and Wildlife and Sportsman Bass Club. The purpose was to create an opportunity for urban area kids to be introduced to the sport of fishing.
Teague Park Lake provides the perfect setting. At Partners in Prevention, our hope is for children to become involved in this sport and learn life-long skills along the way such as patience, self-esteem, coping mechanisms for disappointment and frustration, and most importantly, a positive alternative to drug and alcohol use.