The 16th annual Fishing Rodeo and 3rd annual Mid-South Mayhem will be Friday, May 5, from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. This event is one of four fundraisers held each year to raise money for Mid-South Youth Camp.
Registration for the fishing rodeo will be from 8-9 a.m. A shotgun blast at 9 a.m. will signal the beginning of the competition. Competitors will have until 1 p.m. to catch as many fish as they can from the MSYC lake.
Prizes in each age category will be given to the five participants who catch the most fish and to the participant who catches the largest fish. Frank Bradford, director of MSYC, expects the event to draw 75 participants and an additional 100 visitors.
The fishing weigh-in will be from 1-2 p.m. After weigh-in and prizes, participants will be able to choose to keep the fish or donate them to local shut-ins. The fishing rodeo typically yields approximately 100 pounds of fish.
Mid-South Mayhem will be from 3-9 p.m. It serves as an introduction to MSYC for local residents and includes skits, singing, dinner and devotionals.
Mid-South Youth Camp is an eight-week summer camp. It caters to about 1,300 campers with Bible classes, swimming, hiking and a thirteen-elements ropes course. There is also a year-round retreat center.
The Fishing Rodeo is open to children age 6-16 and costs $10 for registration. For more information, please contact Frank Bradford at email@example.com