Saturday, June 5, 2010

Annual Lakeside Optimist Fishing Derby

A perfect day to fish for free with the kids at our own Lindo Lake.

Lindo Lake: Lakeside Engine 1 (Riverview Station) attended the 7th Annual Lakeside Optimist Fishing Derby and Family Fun Day on Saturday June 5. There was a huge turnout of parents and kids at Lindo Lake in Lakeside for this free family event. The lake was stocked with over 1500 pounds of catfish just prior to the derby and fishing poles were supplied to the young anglers.

This young angler poses proudly with her catch.

Other activities included awards, raffle prizes, face painting and more. This event was made possible by the Lakeside Optimist, Barona Band of Mission Indians, El Cajon Ford, Lakeside Bait and Tackle and Anglers Marine. There was even a free B-B-Q hot dog lunch courtesy of the San Diego Rod and Reel Club.

A great day for family fun but not a good day to be a fish.
Wrapping up a day on the lake with a snow cone and a fire truck!

The San Diego Sheriff's Dept. was there along with the Lakeside Fire Dept. to talk to the kids about safety and to share the fire engine and patrol car with them. If you couldn't make it this year you won't want to miss another opportunity to attend this great event next year!

Many happy kids left this year's event with brightly painted faces.

Story and photos submitted by: Carl Chiodo, Engineer Lakeside Fire Protection District

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