About 1,000 youth line banks on Kidsí Fishing Day

Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Jayden Biggs, 12, of Nowata, Okla., stands on a berm as he fishes for lunkers at Roaring River State Parkís Kidsí Fishing Day Saturday. Biggs said heís caught about 20 so far that day, including one 4.24-pound lunker. About 1,000 youth tags were given away at the semi-annual event. Kyle Troutman/editor@cassville-democrat.com

Jayden Biggs, 12, of Nowata, Okla., stands on a berm as he fishes for lunkers at Roaring River State Parkís Kidsí Fishing Day Saturday.

Evangaline Gunter, 2, of Cassville, squints as her nose is tickled by facepaint applied by artist Jennifer Anderson. Gunter and her mother, Delilah Gunter, were visiting Roaring River State Park Saturday for Kidsí Fishing Day. Kyle Troutman/editor@cassville-democrat.com
It wasnít all about fishing on Kidsí Fishing Day, as Jude Randol, 5, of Michigan, found Saturday a good afternoon for tree climbing. Kyle Troutman/editor@cassville-democrat.com
Chevy Johnson, 15, of Sarcoxie, works to get the hook out of a fish he reeled in during Kidsí Fishing Day Saturday. Kyle Troutman/editor@cassville-democrat.com
Alisha Boles, middle, of Webb City helps her daughter, Angel Boles make a friendship bracelet for her friend, Mya Randal, of Michigan. Angel and Mya, both 7 years old, met while their families were camping at Paradise Valley two years ago. They have since become pen pals and the families met again at Roaring River this year for kidsí Fishing Day. Kyle Troutman/editor@cassville-democrat.com
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