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Wednesday, 13 July 2016 00:00

Outdoor activities for youth

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Calling all kids for Cherokee trout derby 

A two-day event to drive home a love of fishing in children will take over Cherokee Aug. 5-6 as the annual Talking Trees Children’s Trout Derby takes off again. 

The weekend will begin with hours of excitement at the Cherokee Indian Fair Grounds 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 5, where kids will get to ride zip lines and other attractions and have a chance for free fishing gear. Things will continue early Saturday morning with fishing 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Oconaluftee Island Park. The day will feature $20,000 in prizes, celebrity guests and live animal exhibits. 

Free, with breakfast and lunch provided Saturday. Registration takes place Aug. 5. Cherokee fishing permits are required for those 12 and older, available for purchase at locations listed on www.fishcherokee.com. 

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