Annual fishing tournament funds projects for those in need

Family and friends of Craig White have once again organized a fishing tournament at Peabody Country Club to raise funds for people who might find themselves in need of financial assistance. In the past few years money has been distributed to fire victims, people who have had trouble paying utilities because of illness or a change in their circumstances, and others from this area in need of help.

"My brother was a generous man," said Todd Henderson about his brother Craig White. "He would have given someone the shirt off his back. This is our way of remembering him and carrying on his memory.

"We don't judge anyone in need," he added. "We just offer assistance where we can, the same way Craig did."

The tournament will begin at 8 a.m. June 14 and last until 3:30 p.m. A meal and drawing for donated prizes will take place after the weigh-in. Code Blue Blues Band will perform at 8 p.m.

Teams of two people will fish the Peabody Country Club lake (bank fishing only) or their favorite fishing hole after the 8 a.m. sign-in. Team members must have a valid Kansas fishing license and pay a $20 entry fee to participate.

Only channel catfish and flatheads — no bullheads — will be weighed.

The weigh-in will be at the country club from 3:30 to 4 p.m. and absolutely no late weigh-ins will be allowed.

This is a one-day pass to fish at the Peabody Country Club. All non-members who fish without a current member the day before or after will be prosecuted.

The event is sponsored by the Sons of the American Legion, Post 95, Peabody. For more information or to make a donation of food or drawing prize contact Todd Henderson (620-983-2451), Mark Levering (620-983-2221), or Bret O'Dell (620-983-2097).