Kids Fishing Day will be held April 25. Hosted by the Virginia Department of Game & Inland Fisheries, the Scott County Sheriff’s Office and the park, the event typically draws 300 children under the age of 12.
Now in its 24th year, the event welcomes many underprivileged children who might never have had the opportunity to go fishing.
With the help of the community, organizers hope to give each child a prize, such as a rod and reel, tackle box or other type of fishing equipment. In order to purchase the prizes, donations are needed by April 10. All sponsors will be recognized before, during and after the event.
How to help
Checks should be made payable to Children’s Fishing Fund and mailed to Kevin Green, 3054 Manville Road, Gate City, VA 24251. Prizes or gift certificates can be mailed to the same address or picked up by an organizer. To arrange a pickup time, call (423) 571-3444.
For more information, call (423) 571-3444, email KidsFishingDayNTSP@gmail.com or search for “Kids Fishing Day at Natural Tunnel” on Facebook.