Carnation Festival Fishing Derby lures big crowd of youth to Silver Park

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Zane Curfman, competing in the 4- to 6-year-old division of the Greater Alliance Carnation Festival Fishing Derby, carries his catch to judges on Sunday, Aug. 7, 2022.
Zane Curfman, competing in the 4- to 6-year-old division of the Greater Alliance Carnation Festival Fishing Derby, carries his catch to judges on Sunday, Aug. 7, 2022.

Young fishermen and fisherwomen got busy Sunday at Kidwell Lake in Silver Park and enjoyed a morning of competition during the Greater Alliance Carnation Festival Fishing Derby. Participants were divided into age groups to compete for prizes that included such items as fishing equipment and bicycles. The annual event drew a large crowd of children who took part, and a huge crowd of people who sat on the banks of Kidwell Lake to enjoy the scene on a pleasant morning. Later in the day, crowds headed to Glamorgan Castle for the festival's annual Pump-in & Muster and the Kick Off Parade, which featured Alliance-area first responders blasting their fire truck horns and sirens to a crowd along Union Avenue. The parade also featured high school marching bands along with cheerleading squads. Check out photo galleries from Sunday's Fishing Derby and other Carnation Festival events at the-review.com.

Families stand Sunday, Aug. 7, 2022, along the bank of Kidwell Lake at Silver Park in Alliance during the Greater Alliance Carnation Festival Fishing Derby.
Families stand Sunday, Aug. 7, 2022, along the bank of Kidwell Lake at Silver Park in Alliance during the Greater Alliance Carnation Festival Fishing Derby.
Greater Alliance Carnation Festival 2nd Attendant Catarina Hagan, left, cheers on 3rd Attendant Kenna McElroy's catch during the Greater Alliance Carnation Festival Fishing Derby held Sunday, Aug. 7, 2022, at Kidwell Lake in Silver Park.
Greater Alliance Carnation Festival 2nd Attendant Catarina Hagan, left, cheers on 3rd Attendant Kenna McElroy's catch during the Greater Alliance Carnation Festival Fishing Derby held Sunday, Aug. 7, 2022, at Kidwell Lake in Silver Park.

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