Rotary holds rodeo for special needs students

Published 7:04 pm Friday, March 27, 2015

Special to the Journal

The Luverne Rotary Club hosted the Sixth Annual Special Needs Fishing Rodeo.

Henry Edwards, Chairman, along with Jack Jones, Danny Rolling and Pat Folmar, coordinated with Teresa Smith, a special education teacher at Luverne High School, to arrange for approximately 20 special needs students from Brantley, Highland Home and Luverne to spend a fun-filled day catching catfish. Several parents came to help assist with their children along with 20-plus Interact students from Crenshaw Christian Academy.

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The students had a wonderful time making fishing memories of the “one that got way” and made lifelong friends and memories with the CCA Interact students.

These selfless Interact students worked tirelessly, helping to reel in the “big one,” putting smelly bait on hooks and stringing up all the fish the children caught.

Laughter and good times were had by all who attended.

“Thank You Rotary and Interact!” is the message that was asked to be shared by all the special needs students from all three schools.

Also a special thanks to Hicks Inc. for providing all the fishing supplies, bait, tackle and caps.