Annual Nathan Turner Memorial Fishing Derby
brings more families together in leisure fun

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[June 10, 2017]     Send a link to a friend  Share

On Saturday in Atlanta, the Hickory Lane Campground held the Annual Nathan Turner Memorial Fishing Derby. The Fishing Derby is hosted by the Campground free of charge, and the Turner family and the Lincoln City Police D.A.R.E program sponsor the derby.

The pond was stocked in the days leading up to the event. The sunny warm humid day drew a number of families out for the leisurely substance-free family event. Lunch was provided for the fishermen, fisherwomen, and their families. Prizes were also awarded for largest and smallest fish in two age categories - ages four to nine and 10 to 15.

The Derby is held in honor and memory of Nathan Turner, a former city council man and resident of Lincoln, who was an avid fisherman, outdoorsman and dedicated young family man. He grew up attending fishing derbies and passed his love of fishing and the outdoors on to others. His family wanted to support the fishing derby to keep his memory alive and spread his love of fishing and the outdoors. He is survived by his wife, Sarah; his son, Benjamin; his parents Dan & Nancy; his sisters, Janell and Nanette; and other family members and friends. The Turner family give their thanks to D.A.R.E, the sponsors, and the Campground for their continued support.

[Derek Hurley]









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