One of the organization’s major community activities is the FRN Family Fishing Rodeo, which was held Saturday, June 12 at Point Pleasant’s Krodel Park. According to Greg Fowler, FRN executive director, this year’s rodeo was a success.
During Tuesday’s FRN meeting, Fowler announced that 157 participants registered for the family fishing rodeo. Although numbers were lower than past years, Fowler said that the event went very well.
“We had less people than normal, which was probably due to the weather. Our count was down a bit, but the rodeo was very successful…Everyone came out, had a good time and we gave out all of the prizes,” he added.
A fishing license was not required to participate in this year’s rodeo as June 12 was declared a “free fishing day” in the state. Those in attendance were awarded prizes within their age group for shortest fish caught, longest fish caught and the most fish caught.
The newly crowned 2010 4-H Royalty, Miss 4-H Cinthia Arbogast, Junior Miss 4-H Whitney Layton and Young Miss 4-H Autumn Baker, were present to help distribute prizes.
Age group winners were:
• 0-5 years — Hayden Bentz, Nathan Bentz and Lilly Raike
• 6-10 years — Alex Smith, Matt Ciarapica and George Rickett
• 11-15 years — Dakota Booth, Paula Edmonds and Colby Litchfield
• 16-20 years — Hunter Niebergall and John MacKnight
• Adult — Doug Linger, Helen Edmonds and Angie Lavender
According to Fowler, the fishing rodeo would not be possible without support from the local community.
“I cannot say it enough — the community is great in stepping forward to help us,” he said.