Pocola, OK (April 25, 2011) Wild Things Farm of Pocola, OK, will be holding their Fifth Annual Kid's Fishing Tournament at the ponds on the farm on Saturday, May 14th from 10 am to 12 noon. This event is open to children age 16 and under. The tournament is free, and registration starts at 9 am. Participants need to bring their own rod and reel, and bait. At least one fully rigged bass boat will be on display during the tournament.

The children are divided into three age categories: Under 6 years old, 6-11 years old, and 12-16 years old. Prizes are awarded for 'most fish caught' and 'largest fish caught' in each category. Additional prizes are given throughout the tournament, and there is a drawing at the end of the tournament for large prizes.

Participation has increased each year, with 79 children fishing at last year’s tournament. Between 150 and 250 fish have been caught and released each year, including large-mouth bass, sunfish, crappie, catfish, and even an occasional eel and turtle!

Thank you to this year’s generous sponsors: Academy Sports + Outdoors, Alma Bassmasters, B.A.S.S., Fort Smith Bass Club, the Oklahoma Bass Federation, the US Army Corps of Engineers, and Williamson General Contractors, owned by FLW Tour Professional Michael Williamson.

The tournament will be taking place during the farm’s annual spring strawberry season. Fresh strawberries can be hand-picked from the farm’s strawberry patch. Wild Things Farm has fresh, farm grown strawberries, vegetables, fruits, flowers, and herbs. It has been owned since 2000 by Jim and Cathie Greene and their family, and is open to the public from mid-April through October.

Annual events include the Spring Festival, a Children’s Fishing Tournament, three one-week sessions of Summer Day Camp, Hay Rides, a Petting Zoo, a Fall Corn Maze and Night Maze, and a Pumpkin Patch. Seasonal fruits and vegetables are available for purchase throughout the summer months. Individuals can also join the farm’s CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) Program during mid-winter, for receipt of products during the farm’s harvests They also offer tours of the farm for groups such as schools, churches and scout groups, and can hold birthday parties, corporate picnics and meetings in their open air pavilion, party pavilions and new enclosed meeting room with kitchen facilities. Evening campfires are also available, and pony rides are now available for any event.

 

The farm is located at 700 Beaty in Pocola - just off Highway 112 North, between I-540 and Zero Street. For further information on the tournament, or other activities at Wild Things Farm, call 918-626-4053, or visit their website at http://www.wildthingsfarm.com

Sponsors and Wild Things Farm logos available upon request. For more information, or to schedule an interview with Janet Stone, please call 479-221-8635 or email jstone@jawspublishing.com.

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