‘Awesome’ support by community for family fishing rodeo

By Kevin Tate/Outdoors Writer

Scores of youngsters and their families took part in last week’s Lure You To The Lake event at Elvis Presley Lake, a day that featured youth fishing as well as hands-on educational events, free drinks, popcorn and lunch and a variety of other attractions.
“The support of the community here has been awesome,” Sherry Hazelwood, fishing rodeo coordinator with the state department of wildlife, fisheries and parks said, “and the response of the public has been wonderful. We’ve had so many participants, we’ve had to fish them in shifts.”
Last year Hazelwood oversaw 51 such events around Mississippi, each sponsored by the state and local municipalities.