March begins our preparations for the Kids Fishing Derby at Ft Knox on June 3rd. We will start our volunteer meetings this month and ask anyone who would like to volunteer during the KFD to come out and help us start planning. We will hold the meetings on the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 6:30 pm beginning on 15 March in the hall.
We will have a Fish Fry/Spaghetti dinner on March 31st; doors will open at 6:30 pm, and dinner will be served at 7:00 pm.
You can choose between a fish or spaghetti dinner with a salad and a dessert. The fish dinner includes a beer-battered cod fillet, mac & cheese or French fries, hush puppies, steamed vegetables or cole slaw, and toast.
The spaghetti dinner includes spaghetti (with or without meatballs), steamed vegetables or cole slaw, and toast. Both dinners come with a salad and dessert.
The price for a meal is $10.00 at the door, and we are open to the public. So please help us spread the word and let your friends know to come on out and support the KFD. We will also have pull tabs and some light music while you enjoy your meal.
Four members founded the Post KFD over 25 years ago. It was initially a way to provide the children of the Post a day to have fun and learn how to fish. Since then, it has grown into a public community event that the Post schedules every year, where children from the community get to come out to have a fun-filled day of fishing and enjoying the outdoors.
On the day of the KFD, children will come to the lake and fish. During the event, food is provided for everyone who attends. We provide a meal that typically consists of a burger, hot dog, baked beans, potato salad, chips, and drinks.
After fishing is over, which usually consists of a few hours, we will gather the children for awards and gifts. We will give out unique trophies for specific categories such as biggest fish, smallest fish, etc.
Additionally, every child will receive a participation trophy, a fishing pole, and a tackle box with some starter tackle.
After the trophy and gift presentation, we try to get everyone together for the KFD yearly photo and say our goodbyes until next year.
The 2023 KFD is scheduled for 10:00 am Saturday, June 3rd, 2023, at Camp Carlson, Ft Knox, KY. Children up to ages 15 can register at the Post, Sandowsky Field house on Ft Knox, or by emailing the form to firstname.lastname@example.org