The 13th year of the annual Youth Fishing Derby at Mantle Lake Park in Presque Isle brought out kids and parents from around The County to enjoy some fishing, wholesome fun, and free food.

Last Saturday the Presque Isle Elks Lodge along with other organizations held their annual Fishing Derby which is part of their 'Hooked on fishing, not on drugs' campaign. The fishing derby offers kids the chance to get away from the screen and have some fun outdoors.

According to lodge member Alan Harding, the whole purpose of the derby is to provide an understanding that there are other activities that kids can participate in that can lead to a positive outcome and allow them to become self-reliant. Harding also spoke about what goes in to providing an event like this:

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