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Junior anglers get start-up money from pancake fundraiser

Co-organizer Charles Troxel, at left, said a second fundraiser, a fish fry, will be held the day of the tournament. (Sarah Smith / Enterprise)1 / 2
Olivia Feldhege, 2, is too young to fish but she did enjoy the pancake fundraiser. (Sarah Smith / Enterprise)2 / 2

The Laporte Area's first-ever Take a Kid Fishing tourney got a financial boost at Saturday's pancake fundraiser. The tournament is set for June 11 on Lake Garfield, for junior anglers ages 10-15. Mathew Miller was one such entrant signed up. His mom said he's been fishing since she could strap his car seat into a boat. Younger brother Kevin is too young to go angling but has a "best friend named Oscar" ­- a fish.

"Our goal for this year is 50 kids," said co-organizer Dixie Powell. But more or less is OK, too. Organizers were signing up volunteer guides Saturday to escort the anglers out on the lake.

Sarah Smith

Sarah Smith is the outdoors editor. She covers courts, business and breaking news in addition to outdoors events.

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