Annual Fishing Derby

The Kiwanis Club of Charles Town hosts an annual Fishing Derby at the Hatchery of the Leetown Science Center.  Each May, 50+ special needs children (and their families) from Jefferson County participate in a fun day of fishing.  Employees of the Science Center help stock the lake with hungry fish before the children arrive and make sure there are enough fishing poles and bait for the young anglers.The Kiwanis Club members spend the day assisting the children, serving lunch, and giving out awards.  It is an amazing day full of children’s laughter and smiles.

Click to View Pictures From The 2017 Fishing Derby

Setting up for the day (2019)

Children Arriving (2019)

A Good Catch (2019)

Smiles All Around (2019)

Nice Catch! (2019)

Lunch Time (2019)

Lunch Time (2019)

Let there be cake! (2019)

Volunteers Setting Up Prizes (2019)

Volunteers (2019)