Bridgeport Police have raised enough funds to give 300, 10- and 11-year-old at-risk inner city Bridgeport youths a Shakespeare spinning fishing kit (rod, reel, line, bobber and bait). The idea is to give these children a healthy, affordable form of recreation which will enrich their lives and also hopefully keep them away from trouble when school is not in session.
April 20, 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. – meet near where the Pequonnock River meets Bunnell’s Pond at Beardsley Park (see beardsleyzoo.org for directions). Volunteers are very much needed to help the 300 kids fish safely and enjoy their first fishing experience. (Rods will have been set up ahead of time and some instruction will already have been provided).
After small trophies are awarded at noon, there will be food and refreshments. Participating children will then receive a free pass to Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo!