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1st Annual Fishing Day for Arkansas amputees
1st Annual Fishing Day for Arkansas amputees

MAUMELLE, Ark. (KTHV) - A non-profit organization in Arkansas is holding the first ever Fishing Derby honoring amputees in the state.

On Saturday, June 13 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. there will be a free family-friendly fishing derby taking place on Lake Valencia in Maumelle, Ark. There will also be games, face painting and other festivities at the event. The Fishing Derby weigh-in will be at 1 p.m., and prizes will be awarded to the top two biggest fish caught in the adult and child categories. 

No fishing license is required for the competition. 

A.B.L.E., Amputees Beyond Life's Expectations, is the organization hosting the event. The non-profit's main mission is to empower people affected by limb loss. They host monthly peer support group meetings for amputees and their loved ones as well as fundraising events for those who cannot afford prosthetic devices. 

For more information on the 1st Annual Fishing Derby, contact Anthony Gallucci at (501) 454-3353 or email ablearkansas@yahoo.com.