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Front Page March 13, 2018  RSS feed

Friends of Ft. Boggy report “Great success” in fishing clinic

By Mac Shadix


Betty Heffler, modeling one of the free tee shirts given out at the 1st Annual Fort Boggy Trout Fishing for Kids event, tells the commissioners court that over 383 people participate in the event. She added that the state added an additional 2000 trout after the event so that there are a large number of trout available for those who can catch them before the water warms us and they die. 
Photo by Mac Shadix Betty Heffler, modeling one of the free tee shirts given out at the 1st Annual Fort Boggy Trout Fishing for Kids event, tells the commissioners court that over 383 people participate in the event. She added that the state added an additional 2000 trout after the event so that there are a large number of trout available for those who can catch them before the water warms us and they die. Photo by Mac Shadix Betty Heffler, representing Friends of Fort Boggy reported to the Leon County Commissioners Court that the 1st Annual Trout Fishing Clinic for Kids was a “great success”. She reported that 383 people from 97 families from across Texas converged on the park for the event. 270 were form Leon and Madison counties, but the rest came from other areas some as far away as Midothian. One hundred and sixty children aged 5 to 12 participated in not tying, fishing safety, fish i.d., and casting. They received a free Zebco rod and reel, tee shirt and goodie bag for their efforts. Heffler told the court that the lake had been stocked with trout by both the state and the group. Following the event the state added another 2000 fish to the lake. They are still available and it does not require a fishing license to fish in the park after you pay the low admission fee.

The regular called meeting on March 12 at the Annex 1 Courtroom completed routine action and agreed to allow the courthouse square to be used by three groups for upcoming events. The Chapel of the Hills will use the gazebo on May 3 to participate in the National day of Prayer. The Tiger Booster Club will use the courthouse square on March 24 for a crawfish boil and the gazebo will be used twice to collect food for area food banks.

Community National Bank and Trust was officially thanked for donating the digital road sign at the Expo Center. Bank officers Jerry Don Sanders, Senior Vice President and Vice Presidents Clayton Loftin and Tommy Neyland were present in the courtroom to accept the thanks and to join in a photo opportunity.


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