Come on out to fish with your family this weekend

If you love to fish and want to teach your kids how to do it, this weekend will give you the chance to do so.

After a successful event two years ago, the Kirksville Parks and Recreation Department will be hosting a Family Fishing Day at Spur Pond in Kirksville this Saturday afternoon.

10 students from Truman State University's Exercise Science Department will also be there to help out with the event and get experience outside of the classroom.

"We are very fortunate to work with these students from Truman State. We have a small department and really don't have the manpower to do large events like this. The class is a sports management class , so these are students who want to go into the field that we are in. It's great to give them this hands on experience that they can put on a resume to help them get a great job," said Recreation Specialist Robin Harden.

Fishing poles and tackle will be provided by the Missouri Department of Conservation. Bait will be provided by the Kirksville Bait Shop.

There will be games and contests with prizes awarded.

Participants in this event do not need a valid fishing license. You can just show up Saturday between 1-3 p.m., and sign-in to get a pass to fish at Spur Pond on Osteopathy Street.