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Jacksonville's senior citizen Mayor's Fish-A-Thon hosted by the City of Jacksonville

3:42 PM, Mar 26, 2013   |    comments
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Atlantic Beach, Fla. -- A blistery day greeted hundreds of senior citizens for an outing at Hanna Park hosted by the city in what is called the Mayor's Fish-A-Thon.

Trophies were handed out to seniors who caught the biggest and ugliest fish.

Johnny Green was one of lucky ones as he caught a 1 1/2 pound catfish.

While he did not walk away with a trophy, Green said it was all about having a good time and fellowship.

"It's real nice, seniors out here enjoying themselves very much," said Green.

Green's fishing partner, Sylvester Burns, did not catch a fish but said he enjoyed his first Fish-A-Thon.

"Just a little breezy, it was a good day being out here," said Burns.

The outing was staffed by the city's Senior Services Division. 

 Besides the chance to fish the event offered seniors dancing, fellowship and a meal before the day wrapped up in the early afternoon.  

 

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