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posted: 6/9/2014 5:56 PM

Join 19th annual Tuna Kahuna contest June 14

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South Elgin Parks and Recreation

On Saturday, June 14, the South Elgin Parks and Recreation Department, in partnership with the FUNdation, will host its 19th annual Tuna Kahuna fishing contest at Blackhawk Park, off Blackhawk Circle in South Elgin.

For the past 18 years, parents and grandparents have been bringing their children for a wonderful fishing experience. This special event is for children 15 years and younger. Kids will get a taste of fishing while at the same time; get the chance to become the big "Kahuna." A DJ will be on site and prizes will be awarded for the largest fish in length in five different categories. They will also have food and beverages available for purchase at the food tent.

The day begins with registration at 8 a.m. and the event runs from 9 to 11 a.m.

Volunteer staff will help the kids land their fish. Each child who catches a fish receives a "Catch and Release" certificate.

Tuna Kahuna gives children the opportunity to enjoy the outdoors and appreciate our natural resources. This is a day of learning and fun. All participants must be accompanied by an adult and need to bring their own fishing equipment and bait. The SS Minnow Bait Shop will be on site selling bait at the event. Be sure to mark your calendar for Tuna Kahuna!

For information about the event, call (847) 622-0003 or visit South Elgin Parks & Recreation at

The South Elgin Parks & Recreation Department is dedicated to the administration and operation of parks, programs, open space and recreational facilities that enhance the quality of life for residents and guests of the village of South Elgin.

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