Free fishing weekend is coming up soon! Join the Saginaw Optimist Club, Saginaw County Parks and Recreation Commission and Next Media as they host Catch Me If You Can-Family Fishing Festival. The event will take place, June 9th from 8:00 am until 1:00 pm at W.H. Haithco Recreation Area, 2121 Schust in Saginaw. The event will be held during the MDNR free fishing weekend so that parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, etc., can fish with the kids!
“This is an opportunity for families to get outside and do something together. The festival has transformed from a tournament into an event for the entire family to enjoy,” said Stephanie Wirtz, Outdoor Recreation and Event Coordinator for Saginaw County Parks. “Participants can go fishing, enjoy a picnic lunch and win some really great prizes!” Prizes given away will include a trophy for the biggest fish, a charter fishing trip and many additional door prizes. Lunch and bait will be available for purchase.
The first 200 children regis¬tered at the Parks and Recreation office, prior to the event receive a free t-shirt at the event. Registration forms can be obtained by visiting www.saginawcounty.com/parks or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also register the day of the event.
For questions about the festival, please contact Saginaw County Parks and Recreation by calling (989) 790-5280.
Saginaw County Parks and Recreation Commission is a county-wide organization that operates six parks throughout the county; Imerman Memorial Park, Veterans Memorial Park, Ringwood Forest, Price Nature Center, William H. Haithco Recreation Area and The Saginaw Valley Rail Trail. These parks provide over 550 acres of parkland, including 18 miles of hiking trails, two boat launches, four fishing access sites, a swimming beach, picnic shelters, and many diverse recreation programs.