Lenoir City High anglers help with fishing rodeo

New Providence hosts fishing rodeo

The weather held off just long enough Friday evening for New Providence Baptist Church’s annual Kids Fishing Rodeo.

From 5:30-8 p.m., families gathered along the bank of the Tellico and Fort Loudoun canal ramp, tied on a lure and went fishing.

“I think the community likes this kind of event,” the Rev. Mark Caldwell, New Providence Baptist pastor, said. “This is a sportsman’s community and a lot of these kids this is the first time they’ve ever fished. We went into a lot of the elementary schools for the week, we took an angler in there, and he gives them a little fishing exhibition, shows them how to cast and all that stuff. … A lot of them have never fished, never caught a fish, and this is a big deal.”…Full Story