DANFORTH, Maine — The Mickey Finn Kids Event, a youth fun day co-sponsored by the Woodie Wheaton Land Trust and Rideout’s Lodge on East Grand Lake, will be held this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
A Mickey Finn is a type of streamer fly used for fishing and fishing will play a big part in the day’s festivities.
“Representatives from the Maine Warden Service, Border Patrol, Inland Fisheries and Wildlife and Danforth Fire and Rescue will be on site offering information on their various groups,” said Patty Michaud, administrative director with the WWLT.
Kayak races, a biggest splash competition, fishing contest, face painting, fly casting instruction, streamer clinic, coloring contest, interactive stations to learn about warm water fish, cold water fish, amphibians, Maine trees and animal tracks, prizes, goodie bags, and a membership table, as well as a free hot dog lunch, are all part of the mulit-faceted event.
“The event is free to all,” said Jim Brown, owner of Rideout’s Lodge.
“There will definitely be lots going on,” Michaud added. “There will be a variety of conservation/outdoor heritage stations with activities for the kids. A Hooked on Fishing Not On Drugs program will also be offered. As the kids complete their stations with activities learning about conservation, fish, wildlife, and outdoor heritage they will receive a goodie bag.”
A membership drive will also be ongoing for the Woodie Wheaton Land Trust. Jean Swanson will talk about the benefits of becoming a member of the organization. For more information, or to register contact Michaud at 207-448-3250 or email email@example.com.