Take a Kid Fishing expected to reel in more young anglers

Stephanie Maddox said the planning for the 2015 Take A Kid Fishing event went into motion as soon as last year’s ended.

“I was new to it last year and didn’t have much time to get ready for it,” said Maddox, the event organizer and a manager at the Navarre Beach Fishing Pier. “I saw what we needed to do to make it work even better this year.”

This year’s event is scheduled for Oct. 3 from 8 a.m. until 11 a.m. at the pier. One of the needs was bringing in extra money to fund the event. Reaching more children was a goal as well and Maddox hopes to see between 450 and 500 children attend the event this year. Maddox estimates attendance was around 350 last year.

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