OK volunteer helpers! Here's the info I got today at the planning meeting and some things we're going to need. Also, the rods and reels and tackle that you guys already gave me DEFINITELY helped. THANKS! Brought to you by the Stark Social Workers Network and City Folks for Cook's Pond WHAT: ANNUAL FISHING RODEO WHEN: JUNE 15 (Senior Citizens, 55 or over) JUNE 16 (Kids ages 5 to 17) TIME: The times for both events are from 8AM til NOON both days. IF POSSIBLE participants are asked to bring their own rods,reels, and tackle. The folks at Stark Social Workers Network are very appreciative of everything we're doing to help them out. Registration for both events will be at 7:30AM on each day, so volunteers should try to be there sometime before then, if possible. If not, SHOW UP WHEN YOU CAN TO HELP. They'll be stocking the pond with catfish, and will be using nightcrawlers for bait. More than likely, we'll need a couple flats of crawlers. We're hoping for nice, warm weather too, and when it gets hot, nothing like a nice cool drink of water. Bottled water donations would be greatly appreciated. The easiest way to help is through a monetary donation. Also, and I want to make this clear, this is NOT an OGF event. No money is going to OGF for this. It's a great program that needs help, and that's why I'm involved. Growing the sport by introducing kids that may not otherwise have the opportunity to fish is very important to me, and should be to us all. And, getting some older folks out to have a morning of fun, catching fish and reliving fond memories is important too. SSWN is a non-profit organization, and I have their mailing address and tax ID number. All donations are tax deductible. PM me and I will get you the information. Other things they'll be needing are: - HEAVY DUTY trash bags - ICE to keep the water/soft drinks cold - needlenose pliers or hook removers - towels - bins, coolers, or kiddie pools to fill with ice and store the drinks - donuts - coffee If I think of anything else, or if anyone has any suggestions, PLEASE OFFER THEM! ; ) We here at OGF have stepped up finacially, and I also have a monetary commitment from our newest media partner, WKYC. More on that on Friday (I hope) but I can tell you, there will be TV coverage of these events that will run on WKYC and also their news website. Thanks to everyone for all the help. I appreciate it, but nowhere near as much as the SSWN, the senior citizens, and the kids of Canton. As I get more info, I'll update you.