Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

Lifestyles

June 12, 2014

169 fished in ‘Free Fishing Day’ event June 7

CROSSVILLE — It was a beautiful day at Meadow Park Lake for the 14th Annual Kids' Fishing Derby Tournament. One hundred and sixty-nine five through fifteen year olds gathered along the shore hoping to catch the big one.  Even though the fish didn't want to cooperate the majority of participants and parents had a great time.  

Out of the 800 pounds of fish stocked by TWRA, only 60 pounds were recorded at weigh in. While fish were being weighed, you could smell hotdogs cooking as Clark Anis and his volunteers prepared to serve somewhere around 340 attendees.  

"I felt honored to be a public servant as many of the parents, grandparents, and  participants came and found me during the event just to express their sincere thanks to the KFD team for doing this each year," said Marlene Potter, Meadow Park Lake manager.      

The City of Crossville would like to say thank you and to recognize their other team members and sponsors for their continued support — Clark Anis and VEOLIA, Comfort Keepers, Fred Mullen, Randall Farley,  Flowers Bakery, Patrick Goldsmith, Karen McBride, Greg Hoskins of Outdoor Connection, Plateau Bowling Lanes, Ron Polier of Hustler Bait, Tommy's Lot Maintenance, Robin Jernigan and all the fine folks with Plateau Longbeard Chapter of the NWTF and Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency.  

Meadow Park Lake and the city of Crossville would especially want to thank all of the young anglers and their parents for coming out. 

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