Free fishing poles one of the highlights of Family Fun Day in Basin

Barbara Anne Greene

Some people who came to the Basin Recreation/Town of Basin fun day on Saturday walked away with new fishing poles from North Platte Walleyes Unlimited. The fishing portion of the day was from 7 - 11 a.m. at the town raw water pond. Basin Town Council members Steve Otto and Fred Willert assembled 25 poles with hooks, bobbers, weights and bait.

Organizer Amanda Otto said she really appreciated their help. There was also a contest for largest fish caught. In the older girl and boy category Ava Wennburg and Alan Landis both won a tackle box. In the younger girl and boy category Dixie Walker and Amos Walker each won a lawn chair. The mayor and some council members cooked up hot dogs and hamburgers at the pond.

The second part of the day started at 4:30 p.m. and was held at the Lions Baseball Field. There was a dunk tank, a slip-and-slide, cornhole boards, volleyball net and a large jenga set.

RHS Coach William Walker was first up in the dunk tank and he was dunked quite often. Also dunked for the Basin Rec fundraiser were Jersey Streitz and Kieri VanDeest. The tank was shut down when weather moved in. Presentation of the movie was canceled as well.

Otto said, “I do appreciate everyone that attended and supported the family fun day! Topp Dawg concessions and Aloha Lola was a hit (in the eyes of) everyone who attended. We look forward to it being bigger and better next year.”