A call for volunteers quickly filled the needed positions. The guest spots filled, too.
Now Terry Snyder hopes a few more boat owners will round out the 50-vessel fleet needed when the nonprofit Operation North State hosts 50 wounded warriors and disabled veterans for the inaugural Jordan Lake Top Shelf Fishin’ Festival on Oct. 3.
“The biggest thing we need is boaters – bass and crappie fishermen,” Snyder, of Winston-Salem, said, happy that nine boaters quickly responded to a late-afternoon request posted on social media Aug. 18.
The event also could use more donations of door prizes and homecooked food, he said.
“A home run with these guys are covered dishes,” Snyder said. “… The simple things that mean so much are the things we take for granted.”
The event, with Bells Baptist Church on Farrington Road among the hosts, will be held at the Farrington Point ramp near Apex.
To volunteer a boat or to donate prizes or food, call 336-764-5967 or go to www.operationnorthstate.com.
▪ Triangle QDMA: The Quality Deer Management Association’s Triangle Branch will meet at 7 p.m. Aug. 24 at the Cabela’s store in Garner. Topics include hunting seminars and volunteer opportunities. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
▪ Deer farming: Senate Bill 513, with a provision to transfer management of captive cervid farming from the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission to the Department of Agriculture, on Aug. 17 was referred to the House Committee on Rules, Calendar and Operation. Follow the N.C. Farm Act at www.ncleg.net.
▪ Commission: The Wildlife Resources Commission will meet at 9 a.m. Aug. 27 at its headquarters, 1751 Varsity Dr., on N.C. State’s Centennial Campus in Raleigh.
The agenda includes waterfowl season dates. Go to www.ncwildlife.org.
▪ Fish fry: The Hillsborough Sportfishing Club will hold a fish fry 2-9 p.m. Aug. 21 at the American Legion building on Clay Street in Mebane. Go to www.hillsboroughsfc.com.
▪ Flounder: The final public comment on Southern flounder management takes place at 9 a.m. Aug. 20, the second of three days of the N.C. Marine Fisheries Commission meeting at the Doubletree by Hilton Brownstone in Raleigh. Go to http://portal.ncdenr.org/web/mf/.
▪ Kids event: Cabela’s in Garner will host Youth Fishing Day noon-5 Aug. 23 to benefit Reelin’ for Research. The first 300 youths 15 and younger will receive a Zebco rod and reel. The World Youth Fly Fishing champion U.S. team will share tips. Go to www.cabelas.com.
▪ Boat show: The Aug. 21-23 Carolina Fall Boat Show and Sale at the State Fairgrounds in Raleigh will include 2015 and 2016 vessels from more than 40 manufacturers. Go to www.carolinafallboatshow.com.
▪ Benefit shoot: Individual spots are available in the Clays 4Kay team shooting event Aug. 21 at Deep River Sporting Clays in Sanford. Proceeds benefit the Kay Yow Cancer Fund. The fee is $100, and shotgun rental is $10. Call 919-774-7080 or go to www.deepriver.net.
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