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Letter: Kids fishing in Laporte a success

What a beautiful day we had on Garfield Lake on June 11, for the First Annual Laporte Area Take A Kid Fishing. From the Noon send off from Pine Beach Resort and Campground until the kids returned at 5 p.m., the sun was shining and the fish were biting!

Nets full of northern, walleye and perch were proudly held up by the fishing teams for a photo op. This was a day of new friends, fishing techniques and just plain fun, concluding with a fish fry in town for the kids and their families. Thank you to our guides, community members and the members of the Laporte-Benedict Lions Club for your help in making our day a success. A big thank you to the businesses that gave us your support and donations. Mark your calendar for next year's event, which will be held on Saturday, June 9, 2012. Visit the Laporte Area Take a Kid Fishing website for pictures and information at www.Laporte or check out the Facebook page.

Thank you for giving 15 area youth the opportunity to see what enjoying our beautiful Northern Minnesota lakes is all about!

The Laporte Area Take a Kid

Fishing Committee