Summer Jam Youth attend Kiwanis Fishing Clinic

Published 10:24 am Friday, July 28, 2017

The youth of the Franklin Summer Super Jam were among the estimated 300 children that attended the 17th Annual Kiwanis Fishing Day Clinic, which was held on Tuesday. The event, sponsored by the Kiwanis Capitol District, was on the James T. Wilson fishing pier at Buckroe Beach in Hampton. Wesley Brown of the Smithfield Club serves as the chairman of the event.

This annual event allows about 300 area youth from the ages of eight to 12 to experience a great day of environmental education, fun, fellowship and fishing.

After checking in for the event the youth were given orange juice and a breakfast snack. Next on the schedule of the day was a presentation by Cody Henely of the Virginia Marine Resources Commission about the type of fish, etc., which they might catch during their fishing day at Buckroe Beach. Following that, all youth were given safety instructions about fishing.

Afterward, they were given their fishing equipment/bait and it was off for a morning of fishing in the Chesapeake Bay. For many of the Franklin youth this was their first time fishing and they were very excited about being there.

By noon all fishing was concluded and the youth enjoyed hotdogs, chips, cookies and a drink for lunch all complements of the Kiwanis Club.

The Franklin Summer Super Jam program is sponsored by the Franklin Boys & Girls Club of Southeast Virginia & the Franklin Department of Parks & Recreation.