LONGVIEW (KYTX) - Almost 250 kids got their tackle boxes and fishing line ready for a day of fishing in Longview. Partners in Prevention and Texas Parks and Wildlife held the 23rd Annual Kids' Fishing Day. The event was free for kids to learn a new hobby from experts. Poles, bait, and know how was all provided. The day lasted 4 hours at Teague park in Longview. Partners in Prevention Event Coordinator Keeta King says hopefully the kids will find a new love.
Kids' Fishing Day in Longview
Kevin Boyce , KYTX 4:39 PM. CST February 15, 2014
"One it allows us to have some family time. Two, it gives these kids an opportunity to learn a skill, a trade, a hobby. Something that will give them an alternative to drugs or a street life." -Keeta King, Partners in Prevention
Kids also received prizes and food for going.