The Samaritan Outreach Services Food Pantry will hold a charity fishing tournament followed by a Community Shrimp Boil this Saturday, Oct. 15 at Rocky Fork Lake.
The day kicks off at the North Shore Boat Ramp with the start of the charity fishing tournament. Registration is from 6 to 7:45 a.m. at Bayview Outpost. The tournament will run from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Entry fee is $80 per team of two. The tournament features a 70 percent payback with $10 of each entry going to the big bass.
Breakfast and lunch will be served to participants.
The first 75 teams who register will also be entered into a special state record contest. If a state record largemouth bass is caught by one of the fisherman during the tournament, they will receive a $10,000 cash prize from Odds on Promotions.
Following the tournament, a Community Shrimp Boil will take place at the Rocky Fork Lake Activity Center at 6 p.m. Dinner tickets are $20 and include shrimp, sausage, corn, potatoes, coleslaw, cornbread, dessert and drinks. Dinner will be prepared by Mike Allering from All Seasons Catering and Creole and Caribbean music will be playing throughout dinner.
Purchase dinner tickets on the Samaritan Outreach website at www.ourpantry.org or by calling 937-393-2220.
Samaritan Outreach, formed in 1989 by the Rev. John and Jean Carson, operates as a human services agency in the Highland County area funded primarily by community grants and private donations. Eligibility for services falls within the guidelines of federal income levels.
Submitted by Wade Hamilton, Samaritan Outreach Services director.