It is time to go fishing again! Kaylee Schulze, a 16-year-old Lake Wales High School junior, is coordinating Cops and Bobbers for her second year. This community service project brings kindergarten – 5th grade students together with the Lake Wales Police officers for a morning of fishing and developing relationships.
The event is scheduled for May 17, 2014 from 9 a.m. – noon. It will be held at Lake Wailes Lake, directly across from the Barranco Field Baseball Complex. Cops and Bobbers is free to those who participate but is limited to the first fifty (50) applications turned in to Lake Wales Police Department. Hot dogs, drinks, and T-shirts will be provided to the children who participate.
Applications for Cops and Bobbers 2014 can be picked up at the Lake Wales Police Department, Janie Howard Wilson Elementary School, Hillcrest Elementary School, Spook Hill Elementary School, Polk Avenue Elementary School, and Babson Park Elementary School front offices.
Cops and Bobbers is made possible through support and donations from local businesses. This year’s sponsors include: Lake Wales Police Officers Association, Viking Recycling Inc/Pierre Pancorvo, Pawn$mart, Quality Vaults and Monuments Inc., Lake Wales Medical Center, Lake Wales Charter Schools, and Lake Wales Little League.
“I am thankful for the businesses who generously gave to make Cops and Bobbers happen,” Kaylee said.
“I am excited to see the children and officers coming together again for such a fun event. The looks on the children’s faces make the hard work worth it all!”