Kids Fishing Derby on tap for Colville

— Children and their families will hit Lake Thomas from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 7 for the Lake Thomas Kids' Fishing Derby.

Hosted by Stevens County 4-H and Colville National Forest, there will be fishing, a free lunch, fish-themed events and prizes.

Organizers say the event at Princess Pines 4-H Camp provides youth and their families with an opportunity to spend quality time together while discovering sport fishing and outdoor recreation.

The camp’s main hall will house activities such as fish printing, a river model table and coloring. The hall also makes the start of the Web of Life Costume parade, where children eventually enter a tent for storytime.

The camp dock will be the main staging area for fishing activities, as U.S. Forest Service, Lake Roosevelt Walleye Club members, Hewes Marine Inc. employees and community volunteers bait hooks, manage tangled lines, remove fish for children and teach youngsters to fish. Free worms and tackle will also be available.

The Walleye Club will also host a casting contest at the camp’s volleyball court. Participants will be divided into three age groups and prizes are awarded within each age group to the children who cast for accuracy and distance.

The event culminates around the camp’s fire ring and stage. Every child in the event will also win a prize.

For more information call Karen Honeycutt at 509-738-7738.


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