Greenville Kids’ Fishing Day set for June 13

Published 4:35 pm Tuesday, May 26, 2015

A handful of Greenville’s youth will have an opportunity to enjoy a slice of heaven on Earth on June 13—a serene Saturday morning on the pond.

In two weekends, the American Legion will once again host the Greenville Kids’ Fishing Day at the pond by the American Legion from 8 a.m. until 11 a.m.

The Butler County Sheriff’s Office, Fred’s of Greenville, the Greenville Jaycees and the Alabama Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries Division are also responsible for bringing the educational fishing experience to the Camellia City.

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Butler County Sheriff Kenny Harden said that the sheriff’s office, alongside the aforementioned organizations, helped provide nearly $1,000 worth of catfish for the occasion.

But for Harden, it’s an easy price to pay for creating  so many priceless memories.

“A lot of the kids that come out for the fishing day have never been fishing,” Harden said.

“They really enjoy when they catch their fish.  The look on their face… you just can’t replace that.”

The free fishing day event, and the accompanying pond full of catfish, are open to all kids ages 5-12, though registration is required in order to participate.

Participating children are asked to bring a hat, sunglasses, bait, a rod and reel and an ice chest for fish.

Children also must be accompanied by a parent or guardian, and must be one of the first 50 to register.

A number of prizes will be given out after lunch, which the Greenville Jaycees will provide.

In addition to various fishing gear, children also have an opportunity to win a lifetime fishing license.

For more information, contact the Butler County Sheriff’s Office at 334-382-6521.