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Hooked on Fishing
June 18, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Hooked on Fishing is back, and bigger than ever. The Forest Preserve District of Kane County has teamed-up with the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) to offer a free fishing derby for kids at Oakhurst Forest Preserve in Aurora. The event is Saturday, June 18, with sessions at 10 a.m. and noon.
Kids and their families or caregivers are invited to get hooked on fishing as you reconnect with nature. Fishing poles and quick fishing lessons will be available for those in need.
Afterward, there will be prizes awarded to youth participants by age group. Participants are welcome to enjoy free hot dogs, chips and beverages by Home Run Hot Dogs & Lemonade. View animal pelts and information at the Illinois Conservation Police’s Wildlife Education Trailer, on site. Plus, visit the various cosponsors, including Fox Valley Park District, International Union of Painters & Allied Trades District Council 30, Trotter and Associates, Wight & Company, Plano Molding Company, Marmion Bass Fishing Team, Openlands, Shedd Aquarium, NFL Alumni Association, and Illinois Conservation Foundation.
It’s sure to be a fun-filled day at Oakhurst, but you must register for the event as space will be limited. Register online at www.FishOakhurst.eventbrite.com or call IDNR at 847-608-3108.
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