The Fishing Derby for Macon County on Saturday, June 10 had about 75 participants. The U.S. Forest Service, along with several local agencies, joined to encourage youth to enjoy the great outdoors by hosting the free youth fishing derby at Thloko Okhussee (The Big Pond) located in the Tuskegee National Forest.
More than 700 lbs of fish was put in the pond for the youth to catch, and an estimated weight of 300 lbs of the fish was caught.
The day was full of fishing, food and fun. Awards were given in three age categories for largest fish, smallest fish and the most fish collected during the derby. Over $3,000 in prizes and gifts were given to the children if they caught a fish or not.
Thanks for participation goes to Shiloh A.M.E. Zion Church, A G Dre’Co, Skegee Grub Mart, Floral Park Motel in Memory of Bobby Cooper, Martin E. Craig, Harrison Body Shop, Jay’s Towing Service, Fowler Tax Service;
Thrower’s Auto Repair & Tire, Lakeview Auto Repairs, Y- Grocery, Right Spot Package Store & Motel, R.A.M. Mobile Pressure Washing Services, Walmart, Tuskegee Police Chief Lester and Belinda Patrick, retired Macon County Sheriff David Warren, State Rep. Pebblin Warren, Attorneys George Bull II and Tiffany Cole, District Judge Deborah Biggers, Circuit Clerk David Love, Frank and Tamara Lee, Lt. Lennon and Janet Sullen,
Macon County Sheriff Andre’ and Courtney Brunson, Macon County Sheriff’s Department, Macon County Commission Chairman Louis Maxwell, Mercy Enterprises #102, UBT, Cook’s Plumbing, Gas, Remodeling Service, Family Foods,, Vaughn Feed and Seed, Yabis Car Wash, Darren Lacure, Linda Marable, McKenzie’s Funeral Home, Vickie Mack, Majorie Watson, Chavis Ligon, Danny Daniel, Jimmy Levett Jr., Rodney Moore, Luke Darris, Jonathan Sistrunk, Richard Miner, Tuskegee Fire Chief Fred Iverson, Capt. Derrick Swanson of the Macon County Sheriff Department, Mary Davis, Lorette Ellis, Tuskegee Fire Department, Do It Center, Notasulga Mayor Tommy Miller, Fadra Hall, Bennie Frank, Alphonso U. Clark, Cody Frank, Kenderious Johnson, and George Bull and Bulls Construction.