For the 22nd year, the City of Arvada hosted its annual Kids Fishing Tournament on June 12, an event for children aged 14 and under to fish for prizes at the Arvada-Blunn Reservoir. This year's event …
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For the 22nd year, the City of Arvada hosted its annual Kids Fishing Tournament on June 12, an event for children aged 14 and under to fish for prizes at the Arvada-Blunn Reservoir. This year's event took place in an elongated timeslot lasting from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. and was attended by over 300 kids throughout the day.
The event was complete with a barbecue snack shack, weigh station, photo booth, and prize stand for the winners. The City of Arvada and the rangers service donated prizes ranging from bicycles to fishing rods.
This year's event was spread out throughout the day to accommodate for COVID-19 prompted social distancing, and winners were notified the next day and will receive their prizes at a later date.
Emily Alba, who coordinated the event, said she was happy the kids got to have the photo booth to get immediate recognition and thanked the rangers service for helping put the event on.
“It's kind of a different set up,” said Alba, “but we get to applaud the kids and get a picture of them with their catch… I applaud all the Rangers running the reservoir and their commitment to making this event happen.”
Alba said her team stocked 18,000 trout for the event to get the reservoir ready for the tournament so the kids would have something to catch.
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