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2012 Indiana State Fair

DNR Youth Fishing Pond 08/05/2012

Back row: left to right,  Darryl Stanley, (face covered by my fat finger), Ed Hazel, Tommy Guinn, Julian Shane, Dustin Riggs, Mike Goins, Mike Brown, Walter Wynn, David Lagle,  Zach Vaneventer,  Gena Lynam, Jan Cornett, Carter Shackelford

Front Row: Colin Shane, (to his left & behind) his wife Michael Ann Shane, Cameron Barrett, Madeline Shane,     Sharon Hazel, Payton Morris, Gavin Lagle, Devin Thie, to his left,  Our  host with The Division of fish and Wildlife, Clinton Kowalik

I wish to express my thanks to them all for volunteering their time to make this event a huge success! Without them the kids that enjoyed fishing, some for the very first time, would not have experienced a fantastic opportunity presented by The DNR & Department of Fish and Wildlife.

The kids were allowed 15 minutes or 3 fish, whichever came first. Fish and Wildlife stocked the pond with Blue gill, & Catfish. The anglers were provide tackle & live bait. The volunteers helped bait the barbless hooks & remove the catch from the hooks. Colin was kept busy repairing poles with new line bobbers & hooks. His wife Michael Anne assisting him. Julian & Madeline were station at the exit to handout information about the DNR & the upcoming Hoosier Outdoor Esperance that will be held September 15th & 16th. (I’ll need volunteers to help with that event too). I’d like to also express my thanks to my wife Shelly (not shown above) for her help getting all the kids signed up for each time slot.

All the volunteers were provided free entry & parking for the day at the fair. They all were given a Frog Togg  Chilly Pad,

Thank You All

Mark Shane

Indiana Bass Federation

Conservation Director