Kiwanis Hosts Family Fishing Day
by SANDI FAHY
Photo by SANDI FAHY
LARGO - Over 115 children turned out for the opportunity to win prizes at the Family Fishing Fun Day at Walsingham Park on August 7. The event for youth up to age 14 was hosted by the Kiwanis Club of Seminole Breakfast.
Jack Washburn was winner of the award for most fish caught. He hooked and released back into the water 12 fish that day, the biggest of which measured 7 1/2 inches. It was Liliana Kekliuna, however, who reeled in a 17 1/2-inch fish to take first place for largest fish caught. Kainoa Kekliuna earned second place for his 16-inch catch. David and Cierra Carter teamed up to hook an eight-inch fish, tying Ben Marling for third place.
The prize for first fish caught went to Makayla Bech. Sarah McMahan and Kenley Irvin tied for smallest fish caught (3 3/4 inches). Leah Hoffman, past president of the Kiwanis Club of Seminole Breakfast, measured each fish and recorded the results. Forty fish were hooked during the three-hour event, which started at 8 a.m.
The club hosts a fishing tournament for youth four times a year during the months of April, June, August and October. The first tourney was held five years ago. Over 1500 youngsters have participated over the years, Hoffman advised.
Members of the Kiwanis Club of Seminole Breakfast get together each Tuesday at 7:15 a.m. at the Seminole Family Restaurant, 6864 Seminole Boulevard. Meetings feature guest speakers representing local business, government or non-profit organizations. Providing lunches for Special Olympians competing in regional competitions, serving dinner to the homeless at the St. Vincent de Paul Soup Kitchen, coordinating a pre-school reading program and providing financial support to a local mentoring/tutor program are among the group's many service projects in the community.
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