Fishing Derby for Disabled Youth is coming up at the end of February in Texarkana, Texas.
The City of Texarkana, Texas Parks and Recreation is holding the 27th Annual Texarkana Fishing Derby.
This year the derby will be on February 28-29. This is an invitation only event for physically and mentally disabled youth in the greater Texarkana area. The fishing derby will be held at the Spring Lake Park ADA accessible fishing dock.
The parks and recreation department is coordinating with a host of agencies to make this year and unforgettable and successful fishing event.
The Texas Parks and Wildlife is bringing in over 1,000 trout for the derby. There are expected to be over 400 participants this year. They will come from local school districts, and special education departments. There will also be participants from group homes, work activity groups, and assisted living homes.
There will be over fifty volunteers and thirty parks personnel available to assist the participants.
This includes baiting, hooking, catching, and cleaning the fish for participants to take home. In addition, there will be games, prizes, treats and over 600 hot dog meals provided.
Thanks to the Texarkana, Texas Parks and Recreation Department, this event is completely free to all participants.
For more information contact Erin Rogers with the Texarkana Parks and Recreation Department at 903-798-1715.