Fishing event held at Darwin Wright Park

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For Disabilities and Special Needs

The Parents and Family Club of Anderson County Disabilities and Special Needs hosted a fishing event on Friday, June 10 at Darwin Wright Park for Anderson County special citizens served by the Board. Over 70 Special Citizens and Staff participated in the event and a group of Professional Hartwell Lake Guides from Buck Tail Guide Service (www.bucktailguideservice.com) donated their time, rods and bait to the event.

Awards went to First Place – Ricky Duncan; Largest Fish – Jacob Black; Second Place – Josh Gerwe; Third Place – Karson Warner; First Catch of the day – Bill Nichols and Tree-Mendous Catch (tree limb) to Sandra Sills.

Anderson County Disabilities and Special Needs Board new Executive Director, Tyler Rex, stated “Spending time with friends, grilling food and fishing our lakes is a part of what makes living in the Upstate of South Carolina so special. Our special needs friends seek for the same quality of life as everyone else and it is a special privilege to provide what assistance is required to make it a reality”. Mr. Rex is focused on “celebrating abilities” of the special friends who receive services through ACDSNB.

The Parent and Family Club is a Non-Profit 501C3 organization set up to help provide support for Special Citizens of Anderson County who live independently or in supported residences throughout Anderson County. The club has fundraising efforts throughout the year and the proceeds are used to provide the services, such as help with clothing as needed, food and lodging for trips, activities to keep them involved in the main stream of society, participating in Community Activities, such as the Fishing Event.

The fundraising efforts afford the club the opportunity to do these activities and to provide other needs for the special friends of Anderson County. The fundraising efforts include the popular Spooktacular 5K Race to be held on October 29, 2016.

Pictured – Cathy Rudisill, a friend of ACDSNB leaves the “worming” to Buck Tail Guide Service volunteer, Preston Harden during a recent fishing event at Darwin Wright Park.