Children and their families are invited to join Hiram Police Department officers on Saturday August 20 for a fun day of fishing at Camp Asbury. “No fishing license is needed, just bring your favorite rod, a friend or two and the will to have fun!” noted patrol officer Anthony Yoder, community affairs officer with the Hiram Police Department.
Registration is not necessary for this event, although a limited number of rods and reels are available, so bring them if you have them. Basic fishing gear is also provided. The event starts at 9 a.m. and continues until 1 p.m. A complimentary lunch will be provided by Haylett’s Save 4 Store, and event T-shirts will be available while supplies last. Parking is available at Camp Asbury’s main entrance (10776 Asbury Road in Hiram). A people-mover will be on hand to transport visitors to the pond, making the event more accessible.
According to Yoder, “The Cops and Kids Fishing Day creates an opportunity for police officers and the community to come together with a common goal of fishing together while enjoying the outdoors. This event also encourages families to participate together to build strength and unity.
Earlier this summer, the Hiram Police Department held its annual Bike Rodeo and Bike Decorating Contest on July 4 in conjunction with the Hiram Fire Department. The event took place shortly before the July 4 parade and Sunday July 3 fireworks display. At least 60 children took part in the rodeo and the bike parade, which took place in the parking lot of the Hiram Christian Church. All participants had the chance to win prizes, with a new bike being awarded to the overall winner.