Kids Focus on Fishing registration due April 21

Ponca City Now - April 20, 2016 11:00 am

The Kaw Lake Kids Focus on Fishing registration deadline has been extended to Thursday, April 21.

To drop off your child’s entry, please call 580-762-9494 or 580-716-9015.

Kids Focus on Fishing for children ages five to 12 will be held Saturday, May 7, at Pioneer Cove on Kaw Lake.

The $5 pre-registration entry paid by Thursday, April 21, entitles all children to a free T-shirt and hot dog lunch. Registration for those registering after the deadline is $7.

Organized by the Kaw Lake Association, Kids Focus on Fishing is also sponsored by Eastman National Bank, The Bass Federation, Kay Electric co-operative, Centerline and the City of Kaw City.

“ The Kids Focus on Fishing was very popular the past few years with around 150 children participating each year,” said Natascha Holloway, president of the Kaw Lake Association. “In addition, we added an educational component to teach the children about fishing and are continuing that this year.”

Pre-registration is available by completing the form available at the Kaw Lake Association office, Kaw City Hall, and Eastman National Bank locations in Ponca City and Newkirk.

Check-in will be from 8 to 9 a.m. Saturday, May 7, followed by mini-seminars from 9 to 10 a.m.

The brief programs include water safety, casting safety and fish identification. Kids will be allowed to fish from the Pioneer Cove bank from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Prizes will be awarded at 11:30 a.m.

Each child will be assigned to a team. Each time a child catches a fish, they will report it to the team leader. All members of the team catching the most fish will receive a prize donated by The Bass Federation.

“ We are still looking for team sponsors this year” said Kathy Tippin, executive director of the Kaw Lake Association.

If you or your business would like to sponsor a team, call the Kaw Lake association at 580-762-9494. Team sponsorship is $100 and a bucket of minnows. Volunteers are welcome at this event as well.

For information contact the Kaw Lake Association at 580-762-9494 (Ponca City) or 877-671-6985. You can also go to the Kaw Lake Association website or find it on Facebook under Kaw Lake Association.


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