LUBBOCK, Texas (KCBD) – The Los Hermanos Familia organization is hosting its 14th annual “Vamos a Pescar, Let’s Go Fishing” event today.
The free event started at 6 a.m. and will last until 2 p.m. at the Buddy Holly Lake at N University and Cesar Chavez Drive.
Lunch will be provided to those who pre-registered until supplies run out.
No fishing license is required to participate. The organization will supply a limited number of fishing poles.
The organization stocked the Buddy Holly Lake with 1 thousand pounds of catfish prior to the event.
In addition to fishing, the event will also have:
- A Pilates session, hosted by Omni Pilates
- A demonstration from the Lubbock Police Department K-9 unit
- A presentation from the Science Spectrum
- Free blood pressure checks from local medical students
- A Foam Finale party for kids
The first 500 children and 500 adults will be given a “swag bag.”
“We are excited to bring this free event back to families in our community once again,” Christy Martinez-Garcia, the event chair, stated in a release. She also said 32 organizations, as well as sponsors and volunteers, helped make the event happen.
In the release, Martinez-Garcia shared how her father-in-law, the late Gonzalo Garcia Sr., had requested to go fishing with his entire family after a heart bypass recovery. He died the morning after the request.
“We know families are busy, but my father-in-law’s work as a farmer often prevented him from getting to participate in family outings and activities. As such, we use fishing to bring families together,” she said in the release.
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