News Release - "Hooked on Fishing - Not on Drugs"

To: News Media
From: City of Mansfield
Subject: "Hooked on Fishing – Not on Drugs"
Date: 6/6/2012
Contact: Parks Department

 

Mayor Tim Theaker has announced that thanks to a grant from the Richland County Foundation, the City of Mansfield will host a free fishing program, "Hooked on Fishing – Not on Drugs" for all school age children who wish to attend this summer.

 

The program will be held twice a week on Wednesdays at North Lake Park from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. and on Thursdays at Liberty Park from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. beginning June 20, 2012 and ending on August 16, 2012.

 

A certified instructor will teach the children the basics of fishing. Bait and fishing poles will be provided. The Mansfield Police Department will educate the children on drug awareness and prevention.

 

For more information, contact the Parks Department at 419.755.9820.