Farmington Park and Recreation’s annual Wiggle and Giggle brought out kids of all ages to Hager Lake on Saturday to enjoy a day of fishing and fun.
“We had 105 kids registered that morning for this year’s Wiggle and Giggle,” said John Bader, Farmington Civic Center’s Program and Communications coordinator. “It was followed by a meal cooked by members of the Farmington Kiwanis Club and the giving away of prizes that were donated by sponsors.”
Bader said that prizes were awarded to eight kids — four of which were in the preschool to age 7 division and four in the ages 8-14 division.
Winners in the younger age category: Heaviest Fish, William Street; Longest Fish, Carson Aubuchon; Most Fish Caught, Hunter Aubuchon; and Oddest Catch, Lane Kendrick.
Winners in the older age category: Heaviest Fish, Madison Wilfong; Longest Fish, Jaxson Bartley; Most Fish Caught, Colin Snider; and Oddest Catch, Tylar Stevens.
“We also had one boy and one girl — Colin Snyder and Abby Harris — win a raffle for bicycles donated by C.Z. Boyer and Son Funeral Home,” Bader said. “It was just a great day all around. The kids had fun and so did the adults.”
Other sponsors who helped in putting on this year’s event were Pepsi-Cola, Harris Heating and Cooling, Country Mart, Little Caesars, Rally’s, Steak ‘n Shake, Cici’s Pizza, Qdoba Mexican Grill, Pasta House, C-Barn, Buffalo Wild Wings, and the Missouri Department of Conservation.
Bader said the Parks and Recreation Department is looking forward to next year’s Wiggle and Giggle when people come out again for a great time of fishing, eating and competing for prizes.
Kevin R. Jenkins is the managing editor of the Farmington Press and can be reached at 573-756-8927 or email@example.com