This will be the eighth year for beloved event, which is sponsored by several agencies, including Pennyrile Resource, Conservation and Development. The event began in Hopkinsville before former Cadiz City Council member Juanita Oates suggested to Mayor Lyn Bailey that Cadiz could do it even better, Bailey said at this year’s RSVP luncheon several weeks ago. Event volunteer Cindy Sholar said there were 249 children at last year’s event and she expects even more this year.
Each year, the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources stocks the park’s pond with fish several days before the event, so kids are virtually guaranteed to catch something. Tags attached to the fish can also be redeemed for cash prizes.
Sholar said that besides watching out for safety and stocking the pond, KFWR also allows adults to fish with their children without a license. Volunteers from RSVP will also be on hand to keep children from being injured and ambulance and police will be there in case of emergency as well.
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