Sheriff's Office Takes Kids Fishing, for 14th Year
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This year, 19 children in third, fourth and fifth grade participated in the event. The kids were placed in groups with a deputy and were taken to a pond owned by Jeff and Leslie Brooks to fish. After fishing, the deputies and kids returned to the HennepinPark for a cookout. The kids also received a T-shirt and a prize of their choice.
The Putnam County Rotary again donated a bike for one boy and one girl. Names were drawn and the winners were Tori Balma and Jimmy Baele. Ramon Mandujano also won a free month of ice cream, donated by Grandma Rosie’s Sweet Treats.
The event is funded yearly by donations. This year, donors included PC Rotary, Jeff and Leslie Brooks, Dynegy-Hennepin Plant, Sandra Woest, Wanda and Perry Forbeck, John and Wendy Louis, The Corner Store, Hennepin Boat Market, Zebco fishing supplies and Grandma Rosie’s Sweet Treats.
Source: News Tribune