Kid’s Country Hunting/Fishing Expo

This year marks the fourth year for the “Kid’s Country Hunting and Fishing Expo” held by the Mt. Holly Christian Chapel in Amelia. The event will take place this year on Saturday, March 25 from 9 a.m. until around 3 p.m. at the church, 2141 East Ohio Pike (near East Fork).
“This is such a great event for kids of all ages,” said Dan Cook, associate pastor for the church. “Last year we had over 350 kids participating in our Expo and this year, we are anticipating between 400 and 500 kids, and we’re ready for them.
“This Expo is our way of getting kids more active in outdoor activities. It gives them a little break from computers, cell phones and homework.”
The Expo has drawn the attention of some great sponsors including STIHL,  Cahall Brothers, Inc., John Deere and Tribe Archery which donated 5 compound bows that will be awarded to the top archery winners.
“Every kid who takes part in the Expo will win something,
Cook said. “And these are nice prizes too, we had so many people donate items.
“Most of our games and events will be held inside, unless the weather cooperates and it will be held outside. But we are well set up to run the Expo inside.”
The Expo will include:
• Over 50 vendors all geared towards hunting or fishing;
• Kids bring in their own animal or fish mounts which will be judged by the children at the event;
• A visit by well known trick bow shooter Dirk Severt;
• Dale Broughton, takes Catfish Chartered trips on the Ohio River, and has been featured in Field & Stream Magazine, In-Fisherman and multiple other publications;
• Mike Behrmann (Living Room Buck) offering hunting tips to the kids and answering questions;
• Tractor supply and boat dealers;
• Four archery ranges and a BB gun range, well supervised;
• Monroe Fire Department underwater rescue team;
• Ohio Department of Wild Life officers on hand to assist the kids;
• Turkey calling contest.
“The list of things available for the kids could go on and on,” Cook said. “There is truly something for every kid who participates and it will be a day to remember for most of them.
“We would like to invite all kids with their parents or guardian to come out and join us on March 25, you won’t be sorry. There is no expense to any of these children, just a great day of learning more about the outdoors.”
Weather permitting the pond on the church property will be available for fishing.
To learn more about this event, please call Cook at (513) 509-7312, or Timmy Lanham at (513) 535-5020 or Billy Maxfield at (937) 618-9136.