SIKESTON - The annual Kids' Fishing Derby, sponsored by the Parks and Recreation Division, will be held from 8 a.m. until 11 a.m. May 20 at the Recreation Complex Lake.
This event is open to all youngsters age 15 and under. There is a $1 per child fee, with a limit of one fishing pole per child.
Each child must provide his or her own fishing pole and bait. Small children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Small children may be assisted by an adult, otherwise, children should do their own fishing. This event is not for adults.
Children will compete for prizes in two age categories: 10 and under and 11 to 15. Prizes will be awarded for the biggest fish caught, and the most pounds weighed in within a five fish limit in each age group.
Also, attendance prizes will be given away throughout the morning. In the event of rain in the morning, the derby will held in the afternoon from 1 to 4 p.m.
For more information on the Fishing Derby, call Jiggs Moore at 471-6070.