The Oakville Indian Mounds Education Center is hosting its 13th annual Kid’s Fishing Rodeo on Saturday, Sept. 21.

Children ages 0-14, accompanied by a parent or guardian, are encouraged to participate.

Cultural Resource Specialist Anna Mullican said there is no limit to the number of children allowed to enter. $1 Canoe Rides will be offered from 8 a.m. until the tournament’s commencement at 9 a.m., she said.

Children may weigh up to five fish, and all weigh-ins must be completed by noon.

Cash prizes for best catches will be awarded to first, second and third place winners and include $50, $30 and $20 prizes. Awards will be issued at 12:30.

The first 100 children will receive a free t-shirt, Mullican added.

There will be other stations available to all participants, including science and art-based learning booths that allow the children to engage in topics like fish species and river quality through a hands-on activity.

This year’s Fishing Rodeo will also include a Car, Truck, Tractor and Motorcycle Show, hosted by Chris and Sonya Rutherford.

Registration for the car show will begin at 8 a.m. on Sept. 21 and last until noon. An entry fee of $25 is required for each registrant. 

A grand prize of $500 will be awarded following the car show as well as other door prizes and cash prizes.

For more information concerning the car show, the Rutherfords may be contacted by calling 256-708-5136. Those interested may also email srutherford@lawrenceal.org.

Parents and children may register for the Fishing Rodeo now through Sept. 21, the morning of the event. Participants are asked to bring one rod or pole per child as well as fishing bait.

The event will take place at the Oakville Indian Mounds Education Center on County Road 187 in Danville. For more information, call 256-905-2494.

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