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Silver anniversary Kids’ Fishing Derby a big success


The Kids’ Fishing Derby this past week was a huge success. More than 1,500 kids and families participated in our Silver Anniversary and had a great time catching fish in Willow Creek at Lampe Park. Hundreds of volunteers and businesses from Northern Nevada make this event possible.

We want to pass on our appreciation for support from the following: Raleys Supermarket, Lahontan National Fish Hatchery, Douglas County Parks & Recreation Department, NDOW & The Mason Valley Fish Hatchery, East Fork Fire and Paramedic District, Carson Valley Chukar Club, Carson Valley Inn, The Sportsman’s Warehouse, Mark Smith Tire Center—Les Schwab, The Lennart Erickson Foundation, Accolades Trophies Engraving & Gifts, Carson Valley Active 20/30 Club #85, Walgreens, G.E. Energy, The Malkmus Foundation, Jethro’s Oven and Grille, Round Table Pizza, HamDog’s Restaurant, Greater Nevada Credit Union, STOR-ALL, Jay D. Marriage, DDS, Mason Valley Residence, Sorensen’s Resort, Park Place AM/PM, Dayton Valley Golf, All America Tire & Automotive, American Family Insurance, Bounce N Play, Carson City Toyota-Scion, Carson Valley Realty, Christensen Automotive, Comstock/Cactus Jack/Jackpot/COD Casino, Carson Valley Swim Center, Douglas Disposal, Eagle Valley Golf Course, Cabela’s, Herbig Land and Livestock, JT Basque Bar & Dining, Joe Benigno’s Tree Service, Kendler Electric, Kent W. Gabriel M.D., McDonald’s, Beres Precision, Dragon Dental, Remax Realty Affiliates, The Ridge Resort, Tires Plus Total Car Care, Tim Goldston Roofing, The Jewelry Box, Shade Concepts, Red’s Old 395 Grill, Topaz Lodge, Burger King, Atlantis Casino Resort Spas, Mickey’s Big Mack Charters, Massage Envy, A Touch of Class Craft Show, Carson Valley Golf Course, Woodcrafts by Butch, Panchitas Killer salsa, Costco Wholesale, Sharkey’s Casino, Big 5 Sporting Goods, Trudy’s Hair Studio, Walmart, Meeks Lumber and Hardware, United Methodist Church, Kiwanis Club, Standard Diesel, Carson Fly Fishing Club, D.C. Sheriff’s Protective Assn., Valley Eye Care, Ormsby Sportsmen’s Assn., St. Gall Catholic Church, Starbuck’s Roasting Plant, Fastenal, Fine Signs, Laxaque Feed and Supply, 7-Eleven, Carpenters Local Union 971, DeBug Computer, Heritage Bank of Nevada, Ironwood Cinema, Mort’s Auto Body, Nevada Wildlife Federation, Northern Nevada Coin, Quality Cycles and ATVs, Curtis and Sons Construction, Tahoe/Douglas Elks Lodge, Carson Valley Lodge #33, F&AM, TeamClips, Nevada State Museum, Scheels, The Children’s Museum of Northern Nevada, West Coast Martial Arts, Virginia Lakes Resort, Carson Valley Senior Living, Minden Taxi, Country Financial, Minden Dental, Edgewood Companies, Kirkwood & Heavenly, Soaring Nevada, Max’s Pet Supplies, Mt. Rose Ski Resort, Fleischmann Planetarium, Rite Aid, Tahoe Donner Ski Resort, Montbleu Resort Casino & Spa, Jenny Lee’s Embroidery, Optimum Bait Country, Wild Island Family Park, A.J.’s Stoves, Margaret Godde, Anne E. McDonald, Lisa R. Meyer, John & Carol, Coca Cola, C.K. Baily, Doug Busey, Mike Nestroyl, Subway, Ken Trumpower, Quik Check, Jackrabbit Plumbing, Bohner Chiropractic, Flip Flop Thrift, Crosby Lodge, Anytime Fitness, Lake Tahoe Golf Course, Zephyr Cove Resort, Empire Ranch Golf Course, Tahoe Fly Fishing Outfitters, Especially for You, Bud Brown, O’Reilly’s Auto Parts, Trader Joes, China Spring Youth Camp, Carson Valley Veterinary Hospital, Double J Auto, Carson Valley Allstate, Valley Christian Fellowship, Just Smiles Dental, M & B Enterprises, Carson Valley Lions Club, Century 21 Clark Properties, Carson Valley Medical Center, Grand Prix Car Wash, Margaret’s Kitchen, The Smokestack Company, Personal Pedigree, Stockman’s Casino, Saletti’s Restaurant, Sierra Gold Tavern, Guy and Pam Martin, Ming’s Restaurant, Verizon Wireless, AAA, Ahern Rentals, Rite of Passage, Starbucks’s Coffee, Vista Awards, 88 Cups, All Star Rental, Becky Daniels, Woleseley, ARAMARK, Genoa Lakes Golf Club, Cinderlite Trucking, Carson MotorSports, Snap On Tools, C-A-L Ranch, Active 20/30 Women’s Club # 730, Starbuck’s Roasting Plant, ACE Hardware, Wells Fargo Bank, Mark Fore and Strike, Cowboy’s Café, and Prestige Auto Wash.

More than 225 volunteers were at the Derby this past weekend helping the kids catch fish, cleaning fish, manning food stations and a dozen other jobs. Sometimes I think our volunteers have more fun than the kids. We cannot conduct the Derby without the generosity of so many selfless individuals. The Kids’ Fishing Derby Board of Officers and Committee wish to pass on our appreciation to all of them. The 26th annual Kids’ Fishing Derby is scheduled for 6-7 June, 2015. If you are interested in being involved as a sponsor, committee member or volunteer, please contact us at KFDVolunteers@aol.com.

Stu Hill

President 2014 Kids’ Fishing Derby