6th Annual Vamos a Pescar Draws Huge Crowd to Lubbock

Published 08/09 2014 03:25PM

Updated 08/10 2014 07:31PM

LUBBOCK, TX – More than four thousand people crowded Buddy Holly Lake on Saturday to participate in the 6th Annual Vamos a Pescar (Let's Go Fishing) event.

Los Hermanos Familia, a collaborative group of men and women, organizations, and volunteers who value God, family, and community, held the free fishing event on Saturday. The effort of Vamos a Pescar is to encourage children and families to enjoy more family time and the sport of fishing,

Vamos a Pescar was established to honor the last wish of Gonzalo Garcia after he had heart surgery. Frank Garcia, his son, started Vamos a Pescar with his wife Christy as an event to learn about fishing and also bond as a family.

"We are excited to bring this free event back to families in our community once again," said Frank Garcia, co-chair.

Buddy Holly Lake, which is located west of University, was stocked with catfish a few days prior to the event.

Promo bags were given away to the first 500 kids that check in for the event. Fishing games were also on hand to assure outdoor fun for everyone!

Participants were encouraged to bring fishing gear and necessary items to protect themselves from the elements, and enjoy the day out for fishing.  

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