May 22, 2007 - Dads and their kids will
be able to catch a bonding experience at the City of Knoxville's Father's
Day Fishing Event on Sunday, June 17, in Victor Ashe Park.
The event will run from 3 p.m. until 7 p.m. and the park is located
at 4901 Bradshaw Rd.
"This is a fun event that will allow fathers to spend time
with their children," Mayor Bill Haslam said. "We hope
lots of our citizens will take advantage of this family friendly
Tennessee Wildlife Resources Association is donating over 100 fish
for the occasion.
Gander Mountain is partnering with the City's Parks and Recreation
Division to offer the Father's Day Fishing Event and will be giving
fishing tips and demonstrations throughout the day. Gander Mountain
is also donating prizes to be given away, including a grand prize
for the largest fish caught by a father/child team.
Participants should bring their own bait, tackle, fishing poles,
and blankets. Refreshments, including fried fish, burgers, and ice
cream will be available for purchase at the event.
A special prize will be given to the first person to catch the white
albino catfish in the lake.
For more information, please visit www.cityofknoxville.org on the