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Fishin' frenzy events scheduled

May 10, 2004

MIHI Inc. (Many Individuals Helping Individuals) has joined forces with Star Community Inc., the Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and the Maryland Bass Federation to bring the Washington County area two speial "fishin' frenzy" dates for citizens who seldom have an opportunity to participate in fishing activities.

More than 400 trout will be delivered from Maryland's Albert Powell Fish Hatchery to the Star Community lake (the former Anita Lynne Home) for the first Fishin' Frenzy event to be held Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Star Community MIHI Fishin' Frenzy is open to those with disabilities and their families, and ages 12 and younger.

Jim Kline, a professional bass fisherman from Washington County, and several representatives from DNR will be on hand to assist with the event. Kline will teach casting and other techniques that will help land that "big one" in every angler's dream.

"The MIHI fishing events are about family fun, about mentoring, about enjoying the out of doors," said event organizer and MIHI Chairman N. Linn Hendershot. "I truly hope that our citizens will come out and support these special fishing events and see firsthand the incredible work that's being done at the Star Community on Broadfording Road."

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An addition to this year's Star Community event will feature Guy McCartney of the Natural Resources Police Outdoor Education Division, who will present a crossbow exhibition. Another attraction will feature representatives from the National Wild Turkey Federation demonstrating turkey calling.

The community is invited to participate in the free event. DNR and the Maryland Bass Federation will have extra fishing poles and bait on hand.

A second MIHI Fishin' Frenzy event is set for Saturday, June 19, at Pangborn Park in Hagerstown. That MIHI event will be open to ages 12 and younger, ages 65 and older, and those with various disabilities.

For additional information, contact MIHI at 301-745-6444.

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