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"Hooked on Fishing" Starts in North Lake, Liberty Parks

Story By: Brian Skowronski



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  Original Published: 6/19/2013

Children from the Ocie Hill Center got to go on a short fishing trip to North Lake Park Wednesday afternoon. June 19 marked the first day of the "Hooked on Fishing - Not on Drugs" program hosted by the Parks Department this summer and made possibly by a grant from the Richland County Foundation. The program is aimed at providing a fun fishing experience to local children as well as educating them about drug awareness and prevention. 

Davinette Phillips, a summer program volunteer at Ocie Hill, says this is the third year she's taken kids fishing. She says the kids generally love the program and that the certified instructors are very helpful in teaching the kids how to bait, cast and unhook their fishing poles, which are provided to participants. 

"Some of the kids have never fished before," says Phillips. "It's a good experience for them."

"Hooked on Fishing-Not on Drugs" is open and free to any school-aged children this summer. The event is held Wednesdays at North Lake Park from 1PM to 3PM and from 1PM to 3PM at Liberty Park on Thursdays. The program ends on August 8. 

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