The unofficial kick-off to summer will take place this coming Saturday, June 1, as the East Ridge Optimist Club hosts its 7th Annual Kids’ Fishing Rodeo at Dickert Pond inside Camp Jordan Park.
Registration for the free event begins at 8:30 a.m., with fishing in the stocked pond from 9 a.m. to high noon.
The event is open to children under 15-years of age, officials said. Exceptions may be made for special needs children, organizers said.
Awards will be presented in a number of categories including smallest fish, largest fish and overall champion.
Hotdogs and cold drinks will be available on site.