MAY 1, 2014
Mid-South Youth Camp will host its 18th Annual Youth Fishing Rodeo Saturday, May 10, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. More than $1,500 in cash and prizes will be awarded.
Registration for the event takes place from 8 – 8:45 a.m. at the campsite, which is located off of Highway 45, about three and a half miles north of Henderson. Entry fee is $15.
Contestants will be divided into three age categories: ages 5–8, ages 9–12, and ages 13–16. Up to two fishing rods are permitted per child.
Prizes in each age category for most overall weight caught include: first place, $150; second place, $125; third place, $100; fourth and fifth place will receive gift cards. An additional $50 prize for catching the largest fish overall will be awarded.
Food, drinks and bait will be available for purchase. All proceeds from the event will benefit MSYC. For more information, contact Frank Bradford at (731) 989-6987 or John Mehr at (731) 467-0283.
FHU acquired MSYC in 1964. The 77-acre campsite is in operation for eight weeks each summer. Facilities include cabins, small teaching shelters, a large pavilion, a crafts building, gym, bathhouses, and a swimming pool. A five-acre lake is available for boating and fishing and plenty of outdoor space may be used for hiking and other outdoor activities.