Chief Charlie's Kid's Fish Day
The Grottoes Police Department would like to express our sincere appreciation to the many individuals and businesses that assisted with our annual Chief Charlie’s Kids Fish Day.
Regardless if your donation was food, gifts, time, or money, without your support this event would not have been possible. This is a highly anticipated day entirely free of charge to children and their families. Although we received a little rain, it didn’t seem to dampen the moods of the many children and families that attended. A special thanks to Chief Charlie Lawhorne, who was the founder of the Grottoes Kid’s Fish Day.
In addition to fishing, children enjoyed the variety of attractions at the event such as rides on the “Deuce” driven by Chief Charlie himself. Other attractions such as the Port Republic 4-H Club petting zoo, Fire and Rescue vehicles, and carriage rides from Classic Carriage, were also a big hit. Food and drinks were available at no cost to children and their families.
The Grand prize for the “Largest Trout” in the 3-9 age group, was won by Tyler Smith, 8, of Weyers Cave, with a 19 1/2 inch trout. The Grand prize for the “Largest Trout” in the 10 to 15 age group was won by Jeffery Armentrout, 15, of Staunton, with a 15 inch trout. They each won a television and DVD player combo.
Drawings were held throughout the day for many other door prizes as well. Our co-sponsor, The Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries supplied us with plenty of trout. We give special thanks to them in their continued support of this event.
Many thanks go out to all the individuals and businesses for generous contributions in making this day a success. We hope that you will continue your support next year as we strive to provide our communities youth with another fun-filled day of fishing, family, and fun!
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