Children ages 2 to 14 will be given bait to fish, according to Fire Chief Keith Minick. Children are encouraged to bring their own fishing poles this year, but a few spare poles will be on hand for those that do not have one.
Dusty The Dragon from Edventure Children’s Museum will be on hand doing presentations about fire safety.
There will also be inflatable toys for the children to play on.
Sheriff’s deputies will be on hand to make identification cards for kids to be used in case of an emergency.
The S.C. Department of Natural Resources will have its fishing simulator at the event and the S.C. Farm Bureau will bring in a farm simulation trailer.
Minick added there will also be a helicopter fly-in by a medical transport vehicle.
The Newberry College cheerleaders will be face painting.
Other agencies participating will be the Newberry police, Newberry County Rescue Squad and Silverstreet Fire Department.
Sno cones and popcorn will be given to the children.
The event will take place from 2 to 5 p.m. at Dave Waldrop’s pond on Spearman Road. The event is free.
The pond is located on Spearman Road between Highway 34 and Belfast Road near Silverstreet and Reuben Elementary School. Small direction signs will be posted at Smitty’s on Highway 34 and the old Belfast Grocery.