By Maxine Wheelan
Midwest City Kiwanis Club held their annual “Fishing Clinic” at Regional Park on September 12th. The children were very excited about catching a fish even if was only 3 inches long.
The Fishing Clinic was from 8:00 am to 11:00 am, but by 10:00 am many had caught their fish and ready to go.
The Creek had been stocked with 500 small Sun Perch the previous day by the Parks Recreation Supervisor, Mr. Fran Gillis. Mr. Kieth Thomas from the Department of Wildlife had his work cut out for him just to keep the fishing tackle ready for the children.
President Brian Day as well as Vice President Silvya Kirk was present to be sure things were running smooth. They also were giving out the cups of worms along with Strippy Biggers, Jim and Teresa Osban.
Gabby Clabes, Isaiah Kinsey and Caleb Miller were present to assist with the fishing.
The star was Dexter Reineke who caught 19 fish. He did have a little trouble throwing them back in the Creek. Marissa Shelton and sister Rozie were on the creek bank and catching their fish also.
This program is considered an Aquatic Education Program and because of the virus had a limited number to participate. This clinic has been held since 1997 and a great outdoor event.
The Kiwanis has several programs for the children and BUG is a program “Bring Up Grades” that is held to provide recognition to students who raise their grades into an acceptable range. Their names are placed on the school’s BUG Honor Roll and presented a certificate.
At this time they are in the progress of making some changes in Kiwanis Park on Midwest Blvd. to make an easier access for wheelchairs or handicapped individuals.
The Kiwanis Club meets on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th Thursdays at 11:15 am at the Mid-Del Technology Center, 1621 Maple Dr. They are always looking for and welcoming enthusiastic residents who want to work with the schools to benefit the students and “Keep Midwest City Moving”.
For more information contact President Brian Day 405-641-8321.