People First Holds Fishing Tournament Saturday

May 27, 2013

A local non-profit group goes fishing.

People First of Stephens County held its annual fishing tournament for people with disabilities Saturday on North Avenue in Stephens County.

People First Supporter Geraldine Hayes said they had a great time.

“We are so thankful for the tremendous crowd we have today and this incredible weather,” said Hayes. “This weather is picture perfect, but more than that, I think that everybody out there has caught tons of fish.”

The tournament took place on property owned by Jim Rhoades, who has a large pond.

He said he is glad to help host the event.

“It is a good, level spot and easy to park,” said Rhoades. “It is easy to get around. We just enjoy helping the community in this way.”

Hayes said People First appreciates Rhoades’ support each year.

“We cannot thank Mr. Rhoades enough for allowing us to come and do this event on this property,” said Hayes. “He has been so accommodating and we are just so thankful for him.”

According to Hayes, this is about the 20th year that People First has had the fishing tournament.

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