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Canal fishing contest in Mercedes

Photo by Mercedes Lions Club Facebook page

The Mercedes Lions Club will hold a Canal Fishing Contest from 8:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. on April 17, 2021 at the main canal from 10th to 17th Streets in Mercedes. Entry fee is $5.00 and there will be prizes awarded in each of the following categories: Heaviest fish, Longest fish, and Most Unusual fish. Registration for children and adults will begin at 7:00 a.m. on the day of the tournament. The contest is open to all. Children are encouraged to participate but must be accompanied by an adult. For more information, contact Mary or Wally Bunton 956-797-1658 or Peggy Yanez 956 472 7847.
At the conclusion of the fishing tournament there will be a Chupacabra Egg Race Raffle at the same location. Tickets for this event are $3.00 each or $5.00 for 2 and can be obtained at the fishing tournament or from any member of the Mercedes Lions Club. The ticket with a number corresponding to the winning egg will win a gift certificate for a pair of Horse Power or Macie Bean boots. Other prizes are gift cards from Cracker Barrel, La Patrona, Longhorn Steakhouse, Cortinos, H.E.B. and prizes of jewelry, ice chests and many other prizes.

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