PRISON MINISTRY TIMES
April 11, 2015 — Vancouver, Washington
On Saturday, April 11, 2015, Families on the Outside held their 3rd annual Fishing Day for children and families who are impacted by incarceration. The event took place at Salmon Creek Park in Vancouver, Washington. With the help of Klineline Kids Fishing Non-Profit, each child received a free Zebco fishing rod, t-shirt, lunch, and 2 fish catch limit.
Prior to fishing day, Klineline Pond was stocked with 15,000 trout by the Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife. Families on the Outside paid registration for 62 children ages 5-14 years old to participate.
Children of all ages enjoyed many fun booths such as building a toolbox with Home Depot, spinning for prizes with Big Al's, and Archery, to name a few. Most importantly they learned about water safety and fishing regulations.
Families on the Outside Founder & President Sid Carter stated, “Many of the children with Families on the Outside are being raised by a single parent, grandparent, or foster parents. We would like to give a special thank you to all the many volunteers who helped children fish and spent time with them. The assistance of our volunteers helping the children fish is crucial to make this event successful.”
Sid also mentioned, “Tim at Cleveland Enterprises donated a custom made barbecue to Families on the Outside a week prior to the Fishing Day event and it will be used for all of our future outdoor events. The new barbecue cooked over 2,700 hot dogs during the fishing event.” Hot dogs and chips were given out for free to everyone attending Klineline Fishing Day. Donations were accepted and $750 was raised to benefit Families on the Outside ongoing events.
“This is love in action,” says Families on the Outside Founder and President, Sid Carter. “Nearly 70% of children with a parent incarcerated will go to prison themselves. Our hopes are to break the cycle of incarceration by building stronger and healthier families.”
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