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May 25 is Huck Finn Fishing Day

Friday, May 25, is Huck Finn Fishing Day, a free event for youths ages 5-11, which will be held from 1:30-5:30 p.m. at the River Center ponds.

Costumes are not required, but prizes will be awarded to the young male entrant who best resembles Huckleberry Finn, and the young female entrant who bears the closest likeness to Becky Thatcher. Prizes will also be awarded for first fish, smallest fish and biggest fish.

The event will again be coordinated and supervised through the joint efforts of local law enforcement, the Colorado Division of Wildlife, the National Wild Turkey Federation and the Town of Pagosa Springs Recreation Department.

Youngsters are welcome to bring their own fishing gear, and a few loaner rods and plenty of bait will be available for those in need. (A Colorado state fishing license is not required for children ages 5-11, but state bag and possession limits will apply.)

While supplies last, a hot dog dinner will be served during the last two hours of the event, courtesy of the Pagosa Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation.

For more information, call 264-4151, Ext. 232.

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