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Huck Finn Day next week at River Center ponds

This year’s Huck Finn Fishing Day is set for Thursday, May 26, from 1-5:30 p.m. at the River Center ponds.

Youths ages 5-11 are eligible to participate; siblings, parents and guardians are welcome to attend. Costumes are not required, but prizes will be awarded to the young male entrant who most resembles Huckleberry Finn, and the young female entrant who bears the closest likeness to Becky Thatcher. Prizes will also be awarded for first fish, smallest fish and biggest fish.

The event will again be coordinated and supervised through the joint efforts of local law enforcement, the Colorado Division of Wildlife, the National Wild Turkey Federation and the Town of Pagosa Springs Recreation Department.

Youngsters are welcome to bring their own fishing gear, and a few loaner rods and plenty of bait will be available for those in need. (A Colorado state fishing license is not required for children ages 5-11, but state bag and possession limits will apply.)

While supplies last, a hotdog dinner will be served during the last two hours of the event, courtesy of the Pagosa Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation.

For more information, call 264-4151, Ext. 232.

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