People First of Stephens Co. Holds Fishing Tournament

A local group for and supporting people with disabilities goes fishing.

People First of Stephens County held its annual fishing tournament for people with disabilities on Saturday.

As always, the tournament took place at a pond owned by Jim Rhoades on North Avenue in Eastanollee.

People First Supporter Jeraldine Hayes said they had an absolutely incredible day for the tournament on Saturday.

“Every year I say this is the best one yet but it gets better and better,” said Hayes. “God has shown us favor with giving us great weather and supplying us with everything we need.”

She went on to say it is very important to have events like this that bring together individuals with disabilities with others.

“Most people do not understand the value of people with disabilities,” said Hayes. “They bring so much to the table. Most of all, they show an incredible love for people. This gives people an opportunity to see how valuable they are. That is worth the whole event.”

Hayes said she cannot thank Mr. Rhoades enough for his support, allowing them to use the pond and helping to stock the pond with fish each year.