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Can you help at this event? Please let us know!  No experience required. 

FISHING DAY 2018

Twelfth Annual Sgt. Tommy's Kids Family Fishing Day

Sgt. Tommy's Kids is proud to announce our Twelfth Annual Family Fishing Day, created to teach children about the outdoors. It is our mission – and our privilege – to encourage children to Take it Outside!

When:    Saturday June 16, 2018 from 9am to noon. (Check-in begins at 8am)
Where:   Herrick Lake in Wheaton, IL
Who:      Children 3-15 years
Why:      To promote youth appreciation and education of the outdoors

The Family Fishing Day is completely free, hosted in appreciation of services provided by military, police and fire personnel.   
 


Each registered child will receive a brand new fishing pole and tackle kit to enjoy the rest of the summer as you remember to "Take it Outside!"  

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Thanks for posting this! I'll be there around 7. Free lunch as well as the hot and buttery corn-on-the-cob for all. Sno-cones, popcorn as well.

Event was filled at 350 kids registered a month ago.  So, we're looking forward to a great day!!

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Can anybody reach out to Stan and see if he can bring a flyrod out again? He is phenomenal.

Or anybody that is capable of instructing....

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Thanks Rich!!!

Now, lets get some fly guys out to mentor these kids on their craft.

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who else will be there?     i ll have some of my latest flies and jigs  for our workers to field test    rich

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So far you, me and Pat. I'm hoping Craig and some other regulars, but I don't have any phone numbers. Hopefully someone can help us by reaching out to a few.

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CC sent out.

Sorry Mike. I was in the Sylvania Wilderness last week and have been busy with taking care of mom and my own health issues since returning.

Hope the CC helps.

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Mike,

I'll be there Saturday.  Will come early to help with set up..  I'll bring a blue tarp we can use for the Velcro fish pond.  I also have a couple of kid-sized fishing rods and a few buckets we can set out as targets.

Craig

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I will be there on Saturday as well. I will likely get there between 830 and 0900. 

-Forrest

 

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Thanks! Can still use a few more. It's going to be warm, but plenty of water will be provided. Opening ceremonies are around 8 this year instead of 9.

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Alright, ladies and gentlemen. We're in for the usual scorcher tomorrow. In my 15 years of the casting field, this is right on par. 350 kids are counting on us all. 

I'm stoked for my favorite day of the year.

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van is loaded. i put in a fly rod for doing demos if we have enough workers to cover regular casting. we could probably get some young workers to run the felt fish .    i missed one event and it just made the whole summer feel weird .   i saw dan basore on  monday and he will be there

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luckily the heat kept the numbers down. mark,mike,forrest and craig and i made for the smallest amount of workers we ever had there. all worked out fine and the hot corn and subway sandwiches topped off the fun teh kids had.   this cold one is for you SgtTommy !

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