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Post in 'The Inglenook' started by Gary_602z, Sep 9, 2012.

  1. Gary_602z

    Gary_602z Minister of Fire

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    Just had to share this picture of a youngster at a kids fishing tournament that I helped sponsor with the local Chamber of Commerce. I paid the entry fee for the kids as I did not fell it was right to charge them to fish. Donated bait and tackle and a dozen rod a reel combos for prizes.
    I think I had as much fun as the kids did!
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  2. rottiman

    rottiman Minister of Fire

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    Kudos to you, sir. If more people did what you have done, there would be alot less problems involving kids. Good Karma is hopefully coming your way.
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  3. CTguy9230

    CTguy9230 Feeling the Heat

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    thats awesome !

    a couple guys from work and myself put on a little fishing derby every spring for the kids in town....the look on their faces
    makes it all worthwhile
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  4. Backwoods Savage

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    That is great Gary. You too CTguy.
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  5. ScotO

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    not only did that make those kids' day, it made your day too! Money cannot buy the satisfaction you get when you do something like that. Kudo's to you guys. More people and actions like that and a lot of the world's problems would fix themselves......
  6. fossil

    fossil Accidental Moderator Staff Member

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    What a great thing that was for you to do, Gary. I know it makes you feel good...as it most certainly should. Dang, those little fishermen landed some fine looking fish! Is this like a stocked pond, or is it a natural habitat? Rick
  7. Gary_602z

    Gary_602z Minister of Fire

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    Just a pond at a local gravel pit about 20 acres that the guy lets kids groups come to fish. Nothing stocked.

    Gary
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    Eatonpcat Minister of Fire

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    Very cool...We all should realize how lucky we are and give as much back to the less fortunate children. I must agree with the above post, KUDOS to you guys!
  9. Oregon Bigfoot

    Oregon Bigfoot Feeling the Heat

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    That's exactly how I started to fish, at a kid's pond, called Laguna Lake in Fullerton in Southern Calif. I caught some crappie, bass, catfish, and lots of bluegill out of that lake as a kid.

    Nice job and post!

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