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December 3, 2020

Fishing for Trash


Like having fun? Like enjoying fresh air and supporting the beauty of our river system while playing on the water and working safely to help remove unsightly clutter? Then set your calendar and join the 14th Annual Fishing for Trash event. The event will be held on March 14 at the Indian Point RV Resort in Gautier located just off of Gautier-Vancleave Road. The focus of the event is to clean up the Pascagoula River while having a fun time in the community.

Registration begins at 7 a.m., bring your own boat or hitch a ride with others. Participants receive a free T-shirt for helping clean up the river. As always “Safety First,” so there will be a 30-minute safety meeting at 8 a.m. Then the work (or fun) begins. Boaters will be out grappling and roping trash until noon.

So make sure, in addition to the required boating gear (life vests, etc.), you equip your team with gloves, grabbers, trash bags, and anything else you might take for a ride on the river.

And bring a lawn chair(s). The real fun begins at 11 a.m. with live music by Jamie Hyatt, followed by the Sammy Six & Neko at 1 p.m. and Eli Seals Band at 3 pm.

The organizers are purchasing 100 pounds of crawfish and will be serving them for FREE while they last.

This is a family-friendly event and there will be activities for the kids such as the petting zoo and train rides. Other activities include arts and craft vendors with Native American crafts. Enter the raffle for prizes, eat and listen to music what better way to spend the day!

So mark your calendar and be ready to support – and enjoy – this wonderful opportunity to mix work and pleasure while helping clean our waterway and enjoy a great day of community fun at the same time!

For more information, call 228-369-4459.

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