Black Canyon C.A.S.T. For Kids Event a Hit

Written by: Erika Lopez

Participant getting ready to go catch fish
Participant getting ready to go catch fish
Black Canyon Park celebrated its annual C.A.S.T. For Kids event in August. The morning began with much excitement. All the supplies were taken out and placed in their location. The first boat captain arrived promptly at 6 a.m., and others soon followed. Volunteers began to arrive and were ready to work! The early morning smiles brightened the day more than the warm summer sun. By 9 a.m., many families had arrived and the registration process was in full force.

"This event was a lot of fun for the children and myself," said Robert Voermans, one of the boat captains. "It's the best organized event I've ever seen. I plan to do it again next year."

Thirty-four participants enjoyed this special day made especially for them. Fourteen boat captains came out to share their boat and love for the water with the participants. Forty-five volunteers made sure everything was perfect, and LOTS of fish were caught!

"C.A.S.T. for Kids has been celebrated at Black Canyon Park for over 20 years," said Erika Lopez, event coordinator for the Snake River Area Office. "Each year it just gets better and better. I look forward to next year."

Participants and volunteers pose for a picture at 2016 Black Canyon CAST Event

Published on September 16, 2016