Camp Dearborn will host its 14th annual Children’s Fishing Derby Sunday, June 13, from 8 a.m. until noon. Boys and girls between the ages of three and 15, are invited to take part.
The fishing competition will be broken into four different age categories: three – five years old, six – eight years old, nine – 11 years old, and 12 – 15 years old. Prizes will be awarded in each age category for both the most fish caught, and the biggest fish caught.
Children can enter the derby free of charge but must register upon arrival to compete in their age group. All the young fishermen are asked to bring their own rod, bucket and bait.
Free T-shirts will be given to the first 100 children to register for the derby, courtesy of Impressions Specialty Advertising. The fishing derby is a popular family event and folks planning to participate should arrive early.
The annual derby is sponsored primarily by Eppinger Manufacturing, the Dearborn Lions Club, Dearborn Police Charities, Dearborn Sausage Co., Eagle Claw and Times-Herald Newspapers. Each year, many more local establishments join to make it a memorable event for the children. This year’s sponsors include Gander Mountain, Fidelity Bank, Dearborn Federal Savings Bank, Merchants Forwarding, The Fish Market, Village Café, Les Stanford Chevrolet, Michigan Sports Person Heritage Conservancy, Wine Captain Party Store, SunGlo Carpet Cleaning, and Demmer Linclon-Mercury.
Camp Dearborn is a family-orientated recreational facility, owned and operated by the city of Dearborn, but open to the public. It is located at 1700 General Motors Road, Milford, Mi. Admission to Camp Dearborn is $4 per vehicle for residents of Dearborn and Milford and $6 per vehicle for all others.