Volunteers needed for heartwarming fishing event
Timmy Horton travels the country fishing in bass tournament and taping shows for his television show, but the fishing trip he looks forward to most of all is on Pickwick Lake.
Since 1999, Horton, a professional angler and outdoors television personality from Muscle Shoals, has hosted Timmy Horton Fishing for Kids on Pickwick Lake. The annual event matches special needs anglers with volunteers who take them fishing. This year’s fishing rodeo is Saturday, Oct. 24, out of Riverfront Park in Sheffield.
Volunteers with fishing boats and pontoon boats are needed for the fishing rodeo. The pontoon boats are needed for anglers who use wheelchairs. Volunteers are also needed to help on the shore.
The anglers will fish 9-11 a.m. Live bait can be used and will be provided.
Volunteers are needed 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Lunch will be provided for the anglers and volunteers.
“I guarantee, anybody who comes and helps will leave with a big smile,” Horton said. “The volunteers have as much fun as the anglers. It’s a big day for everyone. It’s a day I look forward to every year.
To volunteer, call 256-332-5540. For more details on the Fishing for Kids program, call Colbert County Tourism and Convention Bureau at 256-383-0783.