Kids 5-12 will participate; rods, bait, lunch provided
JUNCTION CITY — On Saturday, June 5, the Milford Nature Center and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will conduct a Kids' Fishing Clinic and Casting Contest at Riverwalk Landing Park, on Gunner Road behind IHOP on Ash Street. The event will be open to the first 100 children who pre-register and are 5 through 12 years old. Check in will be at 8:30 a.m., and the clinic begins at 9 a.m. The event is free and will consist of a fishing clinic, a fishing derby, and a casting contest. A picnic lunch will be served at noon.

Bait and fishing rods will be provided, and open fishing will begin at 10 a.m. The casting contest begins at 10:15 a.m. and runs concurrently. Prizes will be awarded in four age classes. Awards for the casting contest will begin at 11:30 a.m., followed by lunch provided by the Junction City Kiwanis Club.

To pre-register, phone the Milford Nature Center at 785-238-5323. The event is sponsored by the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks, Junction City Kiwanis Club, the Corps of Engineers, Kansas Wildscape, the Milford Nature Center, Beacon Marine, and the Junction City Parks and Recreation Department.