Free fishing event in Lubbock encourages father-child time - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

8/20/10

Free fishing event in Lubbock encourages father-child time

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LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - Gonzalo Garcia Sr. was a farmer in Cotton Center. As a farmer, work often intervened with the time he had with his children. One day as Garcia prepared to have heart surgery, he told his son Frank that after he recovered, he would make time and take the entire family on a fishing trip. Unfortunately, the next morning, Garcia died of complications, never realizing that family fishing trip.

For years, Frank kept his father's dying wish in mind. As a result, last year he, along with a collection of men's organizations and volunteers, organized a free fishing event in honor of his and many fathers whose jobs often prevent time with their children.

The collection of men and groups, share their commitment to God, family, and community.

Once again, they are preparing for the 2nd Annual Vamos a Pescar (Let's Go Fishing free fishing event. As such, the event is completely free (fishing, no license, food, drinks), that will be held Saturday, August 21, 2010.

Fishing will begin at 8 a.m. and end at 2 p.m. Registration is free, which includes lunch for registered participants, a chance to win prizes, gift bags for the first 500 families, and lots of fun. Onsite registration will begin at 7 a.m. All children up to 17 years-old must be accompanied by an adult.

Buddy Holly Lake on the West side of Cesar E. Chavez Drive and N. University, will be stocked with hungry catfish.

No fishing license will be needed during that designated time and in the designated area. Participants are encouraged to bring fishing gear and necessary items to protect themselves from the elements, and enjoying a day out.

Last year over 1,200 individuals consisting of families, especially fathers and children, participated in the event.

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