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13th Annual Pine Island Elementary Fishing Tournament & Derby at Olde Fish House Marina

10/23/2011 8:11 am

The 13th Annual Pine Island Elementary (PIE) Fishing Tournament & Derby presents a day of pulling in fish, live music, a fish fry, auctions, and kids activities at the Olde Fish House Marina in Matlacha on Sunday, Oct. 23, 2011.

Hosted by the Matlacha Hookers women’s service organization, the event helps purchase books and technology equipment for the Pine Island Elementary School.

Registered children are invited to participate in games, face-painting, T-shirt-painting, the fishing derby in three age divisions, lunch, and a trophy awards ceremony. Cost for non-PIE students is $35; for PIE students, $30 (sponsorship available for those who cannot pay the fee.)

The following live bands will perform throughout the day: 9 to 10:30 a.m. Kip & Friends, 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Rick & Danette from Stringtown, 1 to 2:30 p.m. Aimee Linn & Charlie Kuchler, and finally from 4 to 5:30 p.m. The Yard Dogs.

Tournament registration fee for adult anglers is $50, which includes a free T-shirt and the fish fry. Prizes of $500 are awarded for heaviest legal mangrove snapper, redfish, and trout; $1,000 for heaviest legal slam.

Fishing starts at 7 a.m.; weigh-in is at 3 p.m. Registration is Saturday, Oct. 22 from noon to 6 p.m. in a tent staked across the street from Olde Fish House Marina.

Participants can also pre-register at partner businesses: Miceli’s Restaurant and Seven Seas Bait & Tackle in Matlacha, Four Winds Marina in Bokeelia, and Monroe Canal Marina and Old Pine Island Marine & Tackle in St. James City.

For kids sponsorship and registration forms or more information about the fishing event or donating auction items, visit www.matlachahookers.org or call 239-282-1442 or 239-283-3706.

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    discovered over 40 years ago
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Relevant Quotes

Speaking of Iran's crude nuclear bomb technology and inaccurate delivery systems, "If I were the (west bank) Palestinians, I'd be a little nervous." --John Wohlstetter, a senior fellow at the Discovery Institute
  
"Goodbye, my beloved friend. A great voice falls silent. A great heart stops. " --Salman Rushdie (On the death of Christopher Hitchens, Dec.,16, 2011)

"The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not."...."To compel a man to furnish funds for the propagation of ideas he disbelieves and abhors is sinful and tyrannical."-- Thomas Jefferson


"If Congress can employ money indefinitely to the general welfare… The powers of Congress would subvert the very foundation, the very nature of the limited government established by the people of America."--Alexander Hamilton:


“You can always count on Americans to do the right thing - after they've tried everything else." --Winston Churchill