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Mena Middle School Hooked on Fishing Not on Drugs Club

Mena Middle School Hooked on Fishing Not on Drugs (HOFNOD) Club traveled to Lake Wilhelmina on Monday, October 10, to clean up around the lake. MMS was awarded the Hooked on Fishing-Not on Drugs Grant last spring. With the grant funding, a conservation project is required.

Eighteen students, grades 6 thru 8, worked hard to clean up a bunch of trash around the fishing dock area at Lake Wilhelmina. After the cleanup, students had the opportunity to fish with bait purchased with grant funds. Students were then treated to a hot dog and marshmallow roast. “The students had perfect weather and lot’s of fun even though they found more trash than fish,” said sponsor, Leilani Rose.

The HOFNOD Club meets throughout the school year and any MMS student is welcome to join. The club would love to have local fishing experts join them as guest speakers. If you are interested in being a volunteer guest speaker or would like to sponsor a future outing for the club, please contact Mrs. Rose at 479-394-2572.

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