By CRAIG ALANIZ
Superintendent of Point Isabel Independent School District, Dr. Lisa Garcia said participants lined up to register for the event early.
“I got here at 6 a.m. and there was already a line to register,” Garcia said.
Mayor Vega said 360 children participated in the inaugural Kid’s Fishing Classic with over 100 being first time anglers and 200 received a free rod and reel and t-shirt. He said it was a wonderful event for the community.
“David Mendez and the Hooked for Life organization did a really good job putting this event together and we also appreciate all the help from Superintendent Dr. Garcia, my wife Lucy and all the Point Isabel School district volunteers,” Vega said.
Vega said he is looking forward to more community events such as the fishing classic. He said many of the volunteers were from the high school and other entities in the community.
“It is fun to see the whole community get involved with an event like this, all the volunteers were great. We even had our Congressman Filemon Vela volunteering at the event. I also thank all the sponsors that contributed to this event,” Vega said.
The event looks to expand next year hoping to go from 200 rods and reels to 500. Vega said he is excited to see the event come back to Port Isabel.