With all the activities held during the 4th of July celebration in Fairfield Glade, the Kid's Fishing Derby, held on Mirror Lake, was very successful. A total of only 42 kids participated, but these 42 caught and released 145 fish. This event is sponsored and conducted by the Fairfield Glade Bass Club, with prizes provided by the Recreation Department. There were a total of 11 Bass Club members and one wife volunteering to assist in the event. The results are as follows:

Biggest Fish Boys

First place — Raymond Godsey with an 11 inch bass

Second place — Peter Powell with a 10 1/2 inch bass


Most Fish Boys

First place — Dylan Smathers with 27 fish

Second place — Grant Tabor with 11 fish


Biggest Fish Girls    

First place — Addison Wodowski with a 7 1/2 inch bass

Second place (Tie) — Michella Wodowski and Kelli Heusinkveld, both having 7 inch bass


Most Fish Girls

First place — Addison Wodowski with 10 fish

Second place — Andrea Wheaton having 7 fish


Casting Contest Winners

Ages 7-8-9 Ashley Hensinkveld

Ages 10-11-12  Daniel Lindstrom


Grand Prize Winners

Matthew Peterson and Tyler Peterson


The Fairfield Glade Bass Club would like to thank all parents and grandparents who brought their children to the event and helped them get to participate. Last, but not least, a special thank you goes to Abby Julian from the Recreation Department for all of her help. Finally, a big thank you goes to Mom's Tackle Box for the Grand Prize Award.