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Fishing Rodeo funds Elk's scholarship

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Several area children took part in the Highland Elk's Lodge Fishing Rodeo at Lake Thunderbird May 8. Back row, from left, are: a father of one of the participants, Jack Lowe -- Elk's Foundation Chairman, Boy Scout volunteers and Jessie Sparks -- three year Elk's trustee. Front row, from left, are: the girl's winner Chasity Shciltz, largest fish winner Alex Krueger, other fishing rodeo participants and the boy's winner Brennen Long.
The Highland Elks Lodge, 2539, hosted a Fishing Rodeo May 9 at Lake Thunderbird. The event was held to raise money for the Elk's Scholarship fund.

Jack Lowe, chairman of the Elk's Foundation said there were prizes awarded and hot dogs and drinks for all participants. Mid-Lake Marine donated the bait for the event. Area businesses donated prizes of rods and reels, a tackle box, dip net and life vests that were given away at the rodeo. A rod and reel was raffled and others were used as prizes.

The event was open to children under the age of 13. The proceeds help fund scholarships for children or grandchildren of Elk's members. A portion also goes to fund state scholarships that are given yearly.

The Elk's Foundation donates to various causes in the area including recent donations of $500 to the Boy Scouts and Spring River Animal Services. Lowe said the Boy Scouts helped the younger kids during the Fishing Rodeo and the club was very thankful for their assistance.

Rod and reels were awarded to Chasity Shciltz, the girl's winner; Brennen Long won the prize for the boy's; and the largest fish was caught by Alex Krueger who received a trophy.

Lowe also presented a plaque to James Bragg at 98.3, The River, on behalf of the Highland Elks for his help in promoting the Fishing Rodeo.

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