The 26th Annual Miss-Lou D.A.R.E. Youth Fishing Tournament is scheduled for Saturday, October 1.

The Concordia Parish Sheriff, Kenneth Hedrick, and the many volunteers from his department say they are excited about the tournament and hope to offer even more fun activities for children.

This is a fun family event attended by hundreds every year.

Awards are given in age groups: 2-5 years, 6-10 years, 11-14 years and 15-18 years old for largest bream, bass and other species. Weigh-in is from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.  Trophies are presented from 1-2 p.m.

Each registrant also gets a free chance on both a bicycle and a boat, thanks to the generous donations from Wal-Mart and Bryan’s Marine.

Registration began on Monday, Sept. 26 and ends on Friday, Sept. 30.  Registration sites include the following locations: Concordia Bank in Vidalia and Monterey, Concordia Parish Sheriff’s Office in Vidalia, CPSO Monterey Substation, Concordia Sentinel, Bryan’s Marine,

Strozier’s U-Pak in Ferriday, Delta Bank in Ferriday and Sports Center/Rex Sporting Goods in Natchez.  Registration forms are also be available online at

CPSO invites all to join the department for fun, prizes and festivities.

The D.A.R.E. Tournament is possible through the cooperation of the Concordia Parish Sheriff’s Department, corporate sponsors Concordia Bank and Louisiana Hydroelectric and many other local sponsors and affiliates of the CPSO.






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