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Friday, Sep 16, 2016

City of Little Rock Public Relations
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Contact(s): Gary Casey 501-960-0013

The Big Catch set for MacArthur Park

The Big Catch Community Fishing Fair promotes family fun and health through the art of fishing. Parents are encouraged to bring their child(ren) out to MacArthur Park  between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17, 2016.

This is a free program that allows families to come out and receive health screenings, and kids can receive haircuts from professional barbers.  Outside of the fishing, there will be additional activities for kids, music, and food. Registration for the event begins at 8 a.m. The first 100 registrants will receive a prize.

“I am so excited for this year’s event,” stated Gary Casey, coordinator for The Big Catch. “Last year we had over a thousand attendants. I look forward to seeing how many families come out to fish and take advantage of the health and wellness vendors that will be present that day”.

“The Big Catch” experience focuses on bridging the gap between youth, their families and the community by bringing them together to spend time fishing and have fun participating in other recreational activities. Some of the sponsors for this event are: Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, Little Rock Parks and Recreation, Arkansas Department of Health, Arkansas Minority Health Commission, Serve Arkansas, The Knowledge Factory, and many more.

 About The Big Catch

The Big Catch‘s mission is to "bring awareness to the benefits of community programming and how it serves inner-city youth and their families while strengthening and building better relationships".  The Big Catch supports developing healthy habits as building blocks for overall wellness and a productive life. Furthermore, “The Big Catch” leadership agrees with the adage, “Teach a person to fish and they will eat for a lifetime.” With that in mind, the experience teaches families how to fish thereby giving a fun, wholesome, optional avenue to feed their families.