Gone fishin’: Head Start Fishing Derby


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Head Start kids, parents and grandparents enjoy a day of activities at the annual Fishing Derby.

Head Start kids, parents and grandparents enjoy a day of activities at the annual Fishing Derby.


John Hamilton | News Journal

Head Start kids, parents and grandparents enjoy a day of activities at the annual Fishing Derby.


John Hamilton | News Journal

Head Start kids, parents and grandparents enjoy a day of activities at the annual Fishing Derby.


John Hamilton | News Journal

Head Start kids, parents and grandparents enjoy a day of activities at the annual Fishing Derby.


John Hamilton | News Journal

Head Start kids, parents and grandparents enjoy a day of activities at the annual Fishing Derby.


John Hamilton | News Journal

Head Start kids, parents and grandparents enjoy a day of activities at the annual Fishing Derby.


John Hamilton | News Journal

Clinton County Community Action Head Start Program hosted its 13th Annual Fishing Derby at the Thousand Trails Campgrounds on Wednesday.

The Ohio Division of Wildlife Step Outside Grant awarded Head Start a $500 grant for the event and the Head Start parent group PALS — Parents as Life Savers — funded the rest of the financial support with fundraising throughout the program year. Thousand Trails donates the use of their ponds and land.

The Head Start preschool program serves 85 children.

All the Head Start children received a goodie bag, tackle box and fishing pole — PALS and community volunteers donated time getting fishing poles ready.

Live bait was provided by The Fishing Hole, with the rest provided by PALS. Kona Ice was there and paid for by PALS. and face painting was donated by a community member.

Derby prizes included: First Fish; Longest Fish; Heaviest Fish; Shortest Fish; Unique Catch; Smallest Fish; Last Fish; Most Fish; and Never Gave Up (x2).

Head Start kids, parents and grandparents enjoy a day of activities at the annual Fishing Derby.
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2022/05/web1_fish2.jpgHead Start kids, parents and grandparents enjoy a day of activities at the annual Fishing Derby. John Hamilton | News Journal

Head Start kids, parents and grandparents enjoy a day of activities at the annual Fishing Derby.
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2022/05/web1_IMG_6667.jpgHead Start kids, parents and grandparents enjoy a day of activities at the annual Fishing Derby. John Hamilton | News Journal

Head Start kids, parents and grandparents enjoy a day of activities at the annual Fishing Derby.
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Head Start kids, parents and grandparents enjoy a day of activities at the annual Fishing Derby.
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2022/05/web1_fish1.jpgHead Start kids, parents and grandparents enjoy a day of activities at the annual Fishing Derby. John Hamilton | News Journal

Head Start kids, parents and grandparents enjoy a day of activities at the annual Fishing Derby.
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Head Start kids, parents and grandparents enjoy a day of activities at the annual Fishing Derby.
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