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15th Annual Get Hooked Gala Set for April 6 in Andover

Fishing For Life

Local nonprofit, Fishing for Life, has a calendar of events underway for 2019 and their spring gala is up next. The 15th annual Get Hooked Gala is happening from 4 to 9 p.m., on April 6, at The Courtyards of Andover, in Andover. The gala includes a buffet meal, silent auction, live auction, games and raffles. Funds raised will aid in conducting the nonprofit’s summer programming which includes fishing camps for youth, family-friendly lake events and other opportunities to enjoy the great outdoors. This all coincides with Fishing for Life’s mission which is to serve youth, families, veterans and communities through fishing and outdoor programs.

Funds raised will also help in planning for new programming throughout the year. Tom Goodrich, executive director of Fishing for Life, states, “We want to be the ‘camp that comes home with the kids.’ We want to stay in relationship with the kids that attend our fishing camps and lake events throughout the summer months and continue to grow those relationships into the fall and winter months.” This past year’s programming included a dark house spearing event, Holes 4 Heroes Ice Fishing event, Tip Up Fishing for big pike on the Vermillion River, Firearms Safety Course and, coming in May, a spring crappie contest—all great events for youth, families and veterans with which to be engaged.

Generous donations from people in surrounding areas are what start these programs, keep them running, and maintain Fishing for Life anchored as an organization. Consider joining Fishing for Life’s mission and attend the gala.

Cost: Tickets are $50/person. Location: 13545 Martin St. NW, Andover. For more information and tickets, visit

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