J.A.K.E.S./Kids Fun Day May 20


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Charles Warner | The Union Times The shores of Foster Park Lake were filled with children and families taking part in the J.A.K.E.S. Public Safety/Kids Fun Day held in May 2016. Only children 15 and under were permitted to fish in the lake during the event from 9 a.m.-noon, the only exception being parents and/or other adult family members assisting the child fish for the catfish the lake was stocked with for the event. The 2017 J.A.K.E.S. Public Safety/Kids Fun Day will be held Saturday, May 20 and, as in the case of its 2016 predecessor, only children 15 and under will be permitted to fish in the lake with the same exception for parents and/or other adult family members assisting the child in their fishing.


Charles Warner | The Union Times As Micky Cranford of the National Wild Turkey Federation looks on, Malachi Gibson prepares to fire an arrow at one of the targets on the archery range at the J.A.K.E.S. Public Safety/Kids Fun Day held at Foster Park Lake in May 2016. The annual event provides children ages 15 and under with the opportunity to enjoy fishing and a number of other fun activities including archery. The 2017 J.A.K.E.S. Public Safety/Kids Fun Day will be held on May 20 and while the primary activity will be fishing, other activities such as archery will also be offered.


Charles Warner | The Union Times With a little assistance from Richard Pendergrass of the US Forest Service, Christian Salter fires BB gun during the J.A.K.E.S. Public Safety/Kids Fun Day at Foster Park Lake in May 2016. The annual event provides children ages 15 and under with the opportunity to enjoy fishing and a number of other fun activities including target shooting with a BB gun. The 2017 J.A.K.E.S. Public Safety/Kids Fun Day will be held on May 20 and while the primary activity will be fishing, other activities such as target shooting with BB guns will also be offered.


Charles Warner | The Union Times Matthew Judy scales the rock wall at the J.A.K.E.S. Public Safety/Kids Fun Day at Foster Park Lake in May 2016. While the main purpose of the event is to give children ages 15 and under the opportunity to fish in the lake, the event also provides them with other fun activities such as rock wall climbing. The 2017 J.A.K.E.S. Public Safety/Kids Fun Day will be held May 20 and will also feature activities ranging from fishing to rock climbing for the children in attendance.


Charles Warner | The Union Times Union Public Safety officers hand out bag lunches to children during the May 2016 J.A.K.E.S. Public Safety/Kids Fun Day at Foster Park Lake. The event provides children 15 and under with the opportunity to enjoy fishing and other fun activities from 9 a.m.-noon with each child receiving a free bag lunch at the end of the event. The 2017 J.A.K.E.S. Public Safety/Kids Fun Day will be held May 20 and will also provide children participating with a free lunch.


Charles Warner | The Union Times Parker Cromer, Nolan Stines, Mason Cromer, and Hayden Garner show the fish they caught within less than 30 minutes after the start of the J.A.K.E.S. Public Safety/Kids Fun Day at Foster Park Lake in May 2016. Children ages 15 and under got the opportunity to fish and do other fun activities at the event which is held each year at the lake from 9 a.m.-noon. The 2017 J.A.K.E.S. Public Safety/Kids Fun Day will be held May 20 at Foster Park Lake and also give the children attending plenty of fun things to do include catch fish.


UNION — Children who take part in the May 20 J.A.K.E.S. Public Safety/Kids Fun Day Fishing Rodeo at Foster Park Lake will not only get the chance to fish for the Catfish the lake will be stocked with but also enjoy other fun activities, a free lunch, and chances to win prizes including lifetime fishing licenses.

The J.A.K.E.S. Public Safety/Kids Fun Day Fishing Rodeo is an annual event sponsored by the following agencies:

The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources

The National Wild Turkey Federation

The City of Union

The US Forest Service

The Union County Parks and Recreation Department

The J.A.K.E.S. Public Safety/Kids Fun Day Fishing Rodeo is held at Foster Park Lake and this year’s rodeo will be held Saturday, May 20 from 9 a.m.-noon.

Catfish

As with each previous rodeo, the lake will be stocked with Catfish brought in specifically for the event. Once the lake is stocked with the Catfish, no one will be permitted to fish in it until the rodeo is held.

Special Needs

The only exception to the ban on fishing in the lake after the Catfish are placed in it waters, will be on Thursday, May 18 during the Special Needs Fishing Rodeo.

Sponsored by the US Forest Service, the event is designed to give special needs children the opportunity to fish. The event will be catch and release.

Participants

The rodeo is for children ages 6-15 who, according to a press release issued by the SCDNR announcing the event, must be accopanied by an adult. No adult fishing, however, is allowed during the rodeo unless it is a parent and/or other adult family member assisting the child in fishing.

Participants in the rodeo are required to bring their own fishing equipment and tackle. A limited amount of bait will be provided at the May 20 event, but participants are advised to bring their own.

Prizes

Some of the Catfish will be tagged and if caught the child who catches them during the rodeo will win a prize.

In addition to the prizes to be won catching a tagged Catfish, the children signed up for the rodeo will have the opportunity to win a lifetime fishing license. There will be a drawing for a total of seven lifetime fishing licenses during the rodeo.

Other Activities

While fishing will be the primary activity, the rodeo will also feature a number of other fun activities for the children in attendance including:

A cammo station

BB gun targeting shooting

Archery

Rock wall climbing

• A reptile exhibit which will provide information on reptiles that live in the area and how they benefit nature.

• A smoke house to demonstrate how to safely get out of a burning building.

When children sign up for the rodeo, they will be given a ticket for a free lunch that will be served at 11:30 a.m.

Registration

While pre-registration is preferred, on-site registration will open at 8 a.m. the day of the rodeo. Registration forms are also available at the Union Public Safety Department, 215 Thompson Boulevard, Union. To register online go to www.dnr.sc.gov/aquaticed/rodeos or call 803-737-8483.

Local Sports Briefs

Here is some more of what’s going on in sports in Union County.

Carolina Slammers Fundraiser

The Carolina Slammers 10U Travel Ball Team will hold a fundraiser from 5-8 p.m. at McDonald’s on Wednesday, May 10.

The fundraiser will involve the members of the team selling McDonald’s cookies. He said that 100 percent of the proceeds from the sales of the cookies will go to support the team.

In addition, McDonald’s will donate 15 percent of the proceeds from its other sales made during the three hours of the fundraiser to the team as well.

Other donations will be accepted also.

Dixie Girls Season Schedule

This is the Dixie Girls Softball Season is under way and this is the schedule of games for each of its leagues for the fifth week of the season.

(All Tee Ball games are played at the City Park T Ball Field while those of the Angels, Debs & Belles, Darlings, PonyTails, and SweeTees leagues are played at the Timken Sports Complex.)

Angels

(Ages 9-10)

• Thursday, May 11

7 p.m.: D&S vs Crisp & Son

(Timken, Field 6)

• Friday, May 12

7 p.m.: Timken vs Peahuff Auto & Diesel

(Timken, Field 6)

Debs & Belles

(Ages 13-18)

• Friday, May 12

7 p.m.: State Farm vs Founders

(Timken, Field 7)

Darlings

(Ages 7-8)

• Friday, May 12

5:30 p.m.: La Fogata vs Union Kar Connection

(Timken, Field 6)

Ponytails

(Ages 11-12)

• Thursday, May 11

7 p.m.: Woodmen Chapter 323 vs 1st Franklin

(Timken, Field 7)

• Friday, May 12

5:30 p.m.: Wicks Locksmith vs Civitan

(Timken, Field 7)

SweeTees

(Ages 4-6)

• Thursday, May 11

5:30 p.m.: State Farm vs Eddies Carpet

(Timken, Field 6)

• Thursday, May 11

5:30 p.m.: April’s Dog Palace vs WoodForest lil’ Divas

(Timken, Field 7)

Tee Ball

(Ages 2-4)

• Thursday, May 11

6 p.m.: Bonham FD vs ShamPooches

(City Park T-Ball)

Dixie Youth Season Schedule

The Dixie Youth Baseball Season is under way and this is the schedule of games for each league for the sixth week of the season.

(All Tee Ball games are played at the South Hills Tee Ball Field while all Machine Pitch Junior, Machine Pitch Senior, Minors, and O’Zone games are played at the Timken Sports Complex.)

Tee Ball

(Ages 3 & 4)

• Thursday, May 11

6 p.m.: Sonoco vs.Backdraft Customs

Machine Pitch Juniors

(Ages 5 & 6)

• Thursday, May 11

Field 1

5:30 p.m.: P&C vs. El Poblano

6:30 p.m.: Metal Crafters vs. Police Club

7:30 p.m.: La Fogata vs. Founders

Machine Pitch Seniors

(Ages 7 & 8)

Thursday, May 11

Field 3

5:30 p.m.: Timken vs. Allstate

7:00 p.m.: New Horizon vs. Affordable Title Loans

Friday, May 12

Field 3

5:30 p.m.: New Horizon vs. Affordable Title Loans

7 p.m.: D&S Land Survey vs. Founders

Minors

(Ages 9 & 10)

Friday, May 12

Field 1

5:30 p.m.: Founders vs. Kendall Austin R&C

7:30 p.m.: Humphries vs. Jimmy’s Galaxy

O’Zone

(Ages 11 & 12)

Thursday, May 11

Field 4

5:30 p.m.: Brown’s Roofing vs. Union NCO Club

7:30 p.m.: Crisp & Son vs. Lions Club

Miracle League Season Schedule

The 2017 Miracle League of Union County Baseball Season is continuing. Below is the schedule of games that will take place this season through the end of May.

Monday, May 15

— 6 p.m.: Civitan vs Rippy’s

— 7 p.m.: Fantastics vs Buffalo Pawn

• Tuesday, May 16

— 6 p.m.: Harper General Contractors vs Lily’s Auto Sales

— 7 p.m.: Buffalo Pawn vs Kendall Austin Roofing & Construction

• Monday, May 22

— 6 p.m.: Civitan vs Rippy’s

— 7 p.m.: TOURNEY — Fantastics vs Kendall Austin Roofing — 1 inning. Winner of that game vs Buffalo Pawn — 1 inning.

• Tuesday, May 23

— 6 p.m.: Harper General Contractors vs Lily’s Auto Sales

• Monday, May 29

— 6 p.m.: SEASON CELEBRATION — Civitan vs Rippy’s

— 7 p.m.: SEASON CELEBRATION — Fantastics vs Buffalo Pawn vs Kendall Austin Roofing

• Tuesday, May 30

— 6 p.m.: SEASON CELEBRATION — Harper General Contractors vs Lily’s Auto Sales

UCHS Track And Field

• Saturday, May 13 — State at Spring Valley — Away — TBA

Athlete Physicals

On the following dates and at the following times and locations the Union County School District is having physicals for every athlete involved in district middle or high school athletics.

• Wednesday, May 10 at 3 p.m. at Sims Middle School

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Charles Warner | The Union Times The shores of Foster Park Lake were filled with children and families taking part in the J.A.K.E.S. Public Safety/Kids Fun Day held in May 2016. Only children 15 and under were permitted to fish in the lake during the event from 9 a.m.-noon, the only exception being parents and/or other adult family members assisting the child fish for the catfish the lake was stocked with for the event. The 2017 J.A.K.E.S. Public Safety/Kids Fun Day will be held Saturday, May 20 and, as in the case of its 2016 predecessor, only children 15 and under will be permitted to fish in the lake with the same exception for parents and/or other adult family members assisting the child in their fishing.
http://www.uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/web1_web1_Crowd-at-lake-1.jpgCharles Warner | The Union Times The shores of Foster Park Lake were filled with children and families taking part in the J.A.K.E.S. Public Safety/Kids Fun Day held in May 2016. Only children 15 and under were permitted to fish in the lake during the event from 9 a.m.-noon, the only exception being parents and/or other adult family members assisting the child fish for the catfish the lake was stocked with for the event. The 2017 J.A.K.E.S. Public Safety/Kids Fun Day will be held Saturday, May 20 and, as in the case of its 2016 predecessor, only children 15 and under will be permitted to fish in the lake with the same exception for parents and/or other adult family members assisting the child in their fishing.

Charles Warner | The Union Times As Micky Cranford of the National Wild Turkey Federation looks on, Malachi Gibson prepares to fire an arrow at one of the targets on the archery range at the J.A.K.E.S. Public Safety/Kids Fun Day held at Foster Park Lake in May 2016. The annual event provides children ages 15 and under with the opportunity to enjoy fishing and a number of other fun activities including archery. The 2017 J.A.K.E.S. Public Safety/Kids Fun Day will be held on May 20 and while the primary activity will be fishing, other activities such as archery will also be offered.
http://www.uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/web1_web1_Boy-with-archery-1.jpgCharles Warner | The Union Times As Micky Cranford of the National Wild Turkey Federation looks on, Malachi Gibson prepares to fire an arrow at one of the targets on the archery range at the J.A.K.E.S. Public Safety/Kids Fun Day held at Foster Park Lake in May 2016. The annual event provides children ages 15 and under with the opportunity to enjoy fishing and a number of other fun activities including archery. The 2017 J.A.K.E.S. Public Safety/Kids Fun Day will be held on May 20 and while the primary activity will be fishing, other activities such as archery will also be offered.

Charles Warner | The Union Times With a little assistance from Richard Pendergrass of the US Forest Service, Christian Salter fires BB gun during the J.A.K.E.S. Public Safety/Kids Fun Day at Foster Park Lake in May 2016. The annual event provides children ages 15 and under with the opportunity to enjoy fishing and a number of other fun activities including target shooting with a BB gun. The 2017 J.A.K.E.S. Public Safety/Kids Fun Day will be held on May 20 and while the primary activity will be fishing, other activities such as target shooting with BB guns will also be offered.
http://www.uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/web1_web1_Kid-with-rifle-1.jpgCharles Warner | The Union Times With a little assistance from Richard Pendergrass of the US Forest Service, Christian Salter fires BB gun during the J.A.K.E.S. Public Safety/Kids Fun Day at Foster Park Lake in May 2016. The annual event provides children ages 15 and under with the opportunity to enjoy fishing and a number of other fun activities including target shooting with a BB gun. The 2017 J.A.K.E.S. Public Safety/Kids Fun Day will be held on May 20 and while the primary activity will be fishing, other activities such as target shooting with BB guns will also be offered.

Charles Warner | The Union Times Matthew Judy scales the rock wall at the J.A.K.E.S. Public Safety/Kids Fun Day at Foster Park Lake in May 2016. While the main purpose of the event is to give children ages 15 and under the opportunity to fish in the lake, the event also provides them with other fun activities such as rock wall climbing. The 2017 J.A.K.E.S. Public Safety/Kids Fun Day will be held May 20 and will also feature activities ranging from fishing to rock climbing for the children in attendance.
http://www.uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/web1_web1_Kid-climbing-rock-1.jpgCharles Warner | The Union Times Matthew Judy scales the rock wall at the J.A.K.E.S. Public Safety/Kids Fun Day at Foster Park Lake in May 2016. While the main purpose of the event is to give children ages 15 and under the opportunity to fish in the lake, the event also provides them with other fun activities such as rock wall climbing. The 2017 J.A.K.E.S. Public Safety/Kids Fun Day will be held May 20 and will also feature activities ranging from fishing to rock climbing for the children in attendance.

Charles Warner | The Union Times Union Public Safety officers hand out bag lunches to children during the May 2016 J.A.K.E.S. Public Safety/Kids Fun Day at Foster Park Lake. The event provides children 15 and under with the opportunity to enjoy fishing and other fun activities from 9 a.m.-noon with each child receiving a free bag lunch at the end of the event. The 2017 J.A.K.E.S. Public Safety/Kids Fun Day will be held May 20 and will also provide children participating with a free lunch.
http://www.uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/web1_web1_Lunch-1.jpgCharles Warner | The Union Times Union Public Safety officers hand out bag lunches to children during the May 2016 J.A.K.E.S. Public Safety/Kids Fun Day at Foster Park Lake. The event provides children 15 and under with the opportunity to enjoy fishing and other fun activities from 9 a.m.-noon with each child receiving a free bag lunch at the end of the event. The 2017 J.A.K.E.S. Public Safety/Kids Fun Day will be held May 20 and will also provide children participating with a free lunch.

Charles Warner | The Union Times Parker Cromer, Nolan Stines, Mason Cromer, and Hayden Garner show the fish they caught within less than 30 minutes after the start of the J.A.K.E.S. Public Safety/Kids Fun Day at Foster Park Lake in May 2016. Children ages 15 and under got the opportunity to fish and do other fun activities at the event which is held each year at the lake from 9 a.m.-noon. The 2017 J.A.K.E.S. Public Safety/Kids Fun Day will be held May 20 at Foster Park Lake and also give the children attending plenty of fun things to do include catch fish.
http://www.uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/web1_web1_Boys-with-fish-1.jpgCharles Warner | The Union Times Parker Cromer, Nolan Stines, Mason Cromer, and Hayden Garner show the fish they caught within less than 30 minutes after the start of the J.A.K.E.S. Public Safety/Kids Fun Day at Foster Park Lake in May 2016. Children ages 15 and under got the opportunity to fish and do other fun activities at the event which is held each year at the lake from 9 a.m.-noon. The 2017 J.A.K.E.S. Public Safety/Kids Fun Day will be held May 20 at Foster Park Lake and also give the children attending plenty of fun things to do include catch fish.
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