MARIETTA, Ohio — For roughly 100 young anglers, Sept. 16 was a day filled with bass and bluegill thanks to a free Take Kids Fishing Day event at Buckeye Park. Hosted by the Union Sportsmen’s Alliance and IBEW Local 972, the community event was sponsored by the Ohio AFL-CIO.
The goal of the event was to introduce local youth ages 2 to 15 to fishing and the great outdoors. Volunteers from IBEW Local 972 helped put together poles, cook hot dogs and hand out goodie bags.
The family-friendly event was part of a series of free, community-based Take Kids Fishing Day events, organized through the USA’s Work Boots on the Ground program.
Each youth participant received a rod and reel combo as well as a deer call to take home.
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