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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
May 21, 2012 
CONTACTS:
Chris McCloud 
217-785-0075 
 
 
Two Rivers Family Fishing Fair is Saturday, June 9 at Pere Marquette State Park 
GRAFTON, IL – The annual Two Rivers Family Fishing Fair at Pere Marquette State Park will be held on Saturday, June 9 thanks to the support of volunteers and sponsors who make the free event possible. 

The Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) have co-sponsored the annual fishing fair for 21 years to highlight the family-oriented outdoor recreation opportunities fishing provides.

“Getting families outdoors to have fun together is what the Two Rivers Family Fishing Fair is all about,” said IDNR Director Marc Miller.  “This free festival at Pere Marquette happens each year because volunteers provide the manpower and sponsors provide the funding to make it happen.  On June 9, children can experience the fun of fishing and spending time outdoors thanks to this event’s many sponsors and more than 225 volunteers.”

More than 3,500 people including 1,600 children attend the Two Rivers Family Fishing Fair each year.  The event features 25 activity stations at which youth can learn more about fishing and the outdoors.  Kids can also enjoy the Fetch n’ Fish 4,000-gallon aquarium and visits by Camo the Clown and Fredbird.  

The Two Rivers Family Fishing Fair is free and open from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 9 at Pere Marquette State Park, Grafton, Illinois.  Event sponsors are listed below.  For more information, check the IDNR website at http://dnr.state.il.us/lands/Landmgt/PARKS/R4/PRM/PMTwo_Rivers_Fish_Fair.htm


Two Rivers Family Fish Fair Sponsors/Supporters

PREMIER SPONSORS:
Cabela’s, Hazelwood
Phillips 66, Wood River Refinery
WalMart Jerseyville

FRIEND SPONSORS:
Jersey County Board, Jerseyville
WalMart Godfrey and Wood River

FAIR SPONSORS:
1st MidAmerica Credit Union
Bank of Calhoun County, Member FDIC
Carrollton Bank of Alton
Farmers State Bank, Jerseyville
Iron & More, Grafton
Jersey State Bank, Jerseyville
Jerseyville Masonic High Twelve Club
Rotary Club of Jerseyville
Womack Heating and Cooling, Jerseyville

CONTRIBUTORS:
Alton Regional CVB, Alton
Kiwanis Club, Jerseyville
State Farm, Jerseyville & Carrollton
Cassens Bait & Tackle, Grafton
Datatronics, Inc., Alton
DeWayne Hargrave International, Inc.
Kraft Foods/Capri Sun
Pepsi Cola, Jerseyville
Pere Marquette Lodge, Grafton
Q&M Fire Protection District
Shop N Save, Jerseyville
Wm. Nobbe Equipment Co., Jerseyville

STATION VOLUNTEERS:
Cassens Bait & Tackle, Grafton
Friends of Pere Marquette Foundation
Girl Scout Troop #907
Heavens Anglers
Illinois Bowfishers
Jersey Bass Anglers, Jerseyville
Lewis and Clark Council, BSA
Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center
Migratory Waterfowl Hunters
National Great Rivers Research & Ed Center
St. Louis Children’s Hospital
The Nature Institute, Godfrey
Sierra Club, Illinois Chapter
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Alton
Venturing Crew #32 & #93