ANNUAL ROHNERT PARK FISHING DERBY
Community Voice article on May 28th
It was an exciting day for over 197 children,
and all their families. And it all couldn’t happen without the very generous
local sponsors and individuals that donate to this event. All volunteers
did a great job and I can't thank you all enough.
Let me start by saying 2 years ago there were
30 kids and getting a spot on the shore was no problem. I showed up at 5:30am
this year to start setting up and there were 10 families already setting up. WOW!
This year we caught 74 fish, by 56 different
kids, in 3 hours. For 19 of those kids, it was the first one they ever caught. So if my math is right, that's a fish caught every 2 minutes and
40 seconds. Not bad, but I'm still far from my goal of having every kid catch a
fish. But we're getting there. Well, every kid did go home with at less one fish.
Inside every welcome bag you will find a FREE gold fish coupon.
We had over 80 raffle prizes,
a free hotdog lunch,
hot chocolate, snow cones, coffee and donuts. The raffle went on way too
long and I apologize for that. I already have a great idea
on getting the raffle prizes time cut in half for next year.
Make sure to check out the rest
of the web page for all the updates and
130 pictures of this
year's event and the 2004 results page or the
2004 stats page. I always welcome suggestions and
am looking for businesses that would like to be a sponsor.
I hope everyone had half the fun I did.
I get a BIG kick seeing all those smiling faces. If you had a good time remember
to tell a friend about the Rohnert Park Fishing Derby, if you had a bad time you
were at the Petaluma fishing derby. HA! HA! Just kidding. Just write us and we will
give you a full refund.
I want to thank all that helped volunteer and participated at this year's fishing derby and hope to see you next year.
More pictures on
the Activve 20-30 Club's web page
President of the Rohnert Park Fishing Derby