DAN CEARNS The Standard
UXBRIDGE: People are invited to come to Elgin Pond in Uxbridge, on Saturday, April 27th, for the 17th annual Huck Finn Youth Fishing Day.
Participants will have a chance to catch one of the hundreds of brook trout that will call the pond home. The annual parade will kick off the community event, leaving Elgin Park at 9:15 a.m. Children are encouraged to dress up in their best Huck Finn themed outfits and to decorate their wagons and bikes as well, to take part in the parade. Fishing begins at 10 a.m. and ends at 1 p.m.
If you don’t have any fishing gear, there will be some available which can be loaned to you.
“It’s such a great event. It’s a free family day. It’s a lot of fun,” organizer Pat Higgins told The Standard. “We stock the pond, kids have fun, they go home with a loot bag, they get free lunch. If they don’t have fishing equipment, we lend it to them. It’s just a nice family day.”
As well, Mr. Higgins spoke about what it has been like for him seeing this event grow over the years.
“The neatest part about it, for me, is we’re now starting to see parents bring out their kids that were coming out when they were kids,” he said.
To register, ribbons can be picked up at the Uxbridge Legion, Uxbridge Canadian Tire, Presents, Presents, Presents, Uxpool and Blue Heron Books.
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