Mt. Vernon Register-News

Opinion

May 5, 2010

Our View: Fishing tourney aids anti-drug program

MT. VERNON — Saturday, area anglers will have an opportunity to enjoy their hobby and help educate youth about the dangers of drug abuse.

A fishing tournament will be held at Rend Lake to raise funds to continue Drug Abuse Resistance Education in county schools. Participants will compete for first and second place as well as biggest fish in crappie and bass categories.

“Kids benefit, no matter who wins,” Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Joey Porter said.

That’s what it’s all about. It’s about giving our youth the tools they need to stay off drugs. To become responsible future residents.

The fishing tourney is a new fundraising activity, which will hopefully bring out many people who are fishing not just for a prize — but for the enjoyment of knowing they are helping our area youth.

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