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Rotary Club Fishing Rodeo rewards county schools’ honor students

After a year filled with hard work, Crenshaw County’s honor students got some deserved hours off thanks to the Luverne Rotary Club.

The club’s annual Fishing Rodeo, held on Thursday, April 25 and Friday, April 26, brought out 6th grade honor students from each county school to take part in the day.

Rotary Club president Will Tate spoke before lunch, congratulating the students on their success and thanking the event’s sponsors, including McDonald’s and Hick’s Inc. for making the day possible.

Following lunch, students gathered around a pond located on the grounds of the Crenshaw County Lake to catch the fish.

According to Rotary member Lisa Rolling, the organization stocks the pond with catfish and allows students to keep the fish they catch.

Students spent the next hour enjoying the day and, for the less experienced fishers in the group, learning the ropes.

Crenshaw Christian’s Interact group was also on hand to assist.

On Friday, the Rotary Club held the Henry Edwards Special Needs Fishing Rodeo, in which special needs students from county schools were allowed the opportunity to fish at the same location.