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June 12th 2010 C.A.S.T. For Kids

Updated a long time ago.

Reclamation staff and over 75 volunteers are organizing the 18th annual C.A.S.T. (Catch a Special Thrill) for Kids Fishing Fun Fair at New Melones Lake. This year's event is scheduled for June 12, 2010, from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The fair is co-sponsored by the C.A.S.T. for Kids Foundation, a national non-profit organization whose goal is “to provide disabled and disadvantaged children ages 5-16 the opportunity to enjoy a quality outdoor recreational experience through the sport of fishing.”

Each child can spend the day shoreline fishing or fishing on boats with local anglers. Equipment, T-shirt, and a hat are provided. A parent or adult chaperone is required. Opportunities for both education and entertainment will abound on the shore with the participants being permitted to explore a fire engine with CalFire firefighters or visit a variety of booths ranging from gold-panning to casting contests and aquatic ecosystems to water safety.

Even though we only caught one fish today it will be the memory of a life time for all of the participating kids. All of the volunteers that helped to put C.A.S.T. for kids event on should be commended.

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