Local Students Participate in Fishing Tournament


Students with intellectual disabilities from schools across Calhoun and Cleburne Counties participate in the 19th Annual Kids Invitational Fishing Classic.

It was held today at Oxford Lake Park. The invitational now hosts about 300 participants from high school, middle school and elementary school classes. Chairman Jennifer Yates says the “Classic” has grown substantially in size since the tournament was first held in Calhoun County Commissioner Eli Henderson's swimming pool in 1996. Participants compete in two divisions, with high school and middle school students fishing in one division and elementary students fishing in another. Participants say they love all the competition. Prizes are awarded in both divisions to the classes who catch the most fish as well as the individual boy and girl who catch the most fish and the biggest fish.

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