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#1421731 - 06/09/12 09:35 PM CTF 2012 KID'S DAY RESULTS 6--9-2012
PDona Offline

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2012 CTFISHERMAN.COM KID'S DAY RESULTS




22 kids came out and played with us, this year. We found the water temp to be 68-70 degrees in most of the spots we hit. Weather was just about perfect with a little sprinkle here and there. We were getting a little worried a couple times, though !

I am sorry I had to leave early, we needed to be at a 100th anniversary for Chester Fire Dept parade. Not some other parade that others like to partake in whistle

WINNERS

UNDER 7 AGE GROUP 11 KIDS

1ST: Zander with a 2.23 lb Pickerel
2ND: Tyler Maurice with a 2.02 lb large mouth.
There was a variety of sizes of smallies and largies ranging from the 2.02 lber to .48 lb smallie.

8-11 7 KIDS

1ST: Shane Davis with a 2.11 lb Large Mouth
2ND: Rachel Dona with a 1.63lb Pickerel
A variety of sizes of smallies, largies, pickerel, and even a trout this year.

12-15 4 KIDS

1st: Connor Gontarz with a 1.72 lb large mouth (2 years in a row )
2ND: Michael Jordan with a 1.21 lb Pickerel beating out Alex Maxwell by .01
They all brought in largies, and a pickerel all over 1 lb


THANK YOU TO Tall 1 for his help throughout the whole event and securing more prizes !
, Buckcall, for weighing in all of our catch !
Mycept, and his wife for getting the draw string backpacks logo'd and to us right on time ! Visit TRIPLE STITCH WEBSITE
Joe Sabas, He always puts smiles on all of our faces !!!
Mitch , we can't do this without the site !
MEGAPRINT WEBSITE My brother got me a huge discount on our banner we have for this event, and PIKETOBERFEST .. Please think of them for any of your printing needs wink2
All of the prizes, and food for this event was from donations by YOU the CTFer's and friends ! ! Come and fish the PIKETOBERFEST, and participate in the CTF GAME DINNER . Put some $$ into the raffles , and have a blast .


I love this event and this one we all brought in some awesome results !

Can't wait for next year !

><((((> `..`...><((((>

Hug your mom more ! !


Paul Dona

A "not neat" knot is a knot not needed
><((((> `..`...><((((>


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#1421739 - 06/09/12 10:52 PM Re: CTF 2012 KID'S DAY RESULTS 6--9-2012 [Re: PDona]
Mitch P. Offline



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Today was the best fishing action I can remember at this event. We literally had fish biting from the first to last casts of the day.

Thanks Paul, Joe and everyone who made this event a winner again.

I'll post a bunch of pics tomorrow.
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#1421822 - 06/10/12 12:15 PM Re: CTF 2012 KID'S DAY RESULTS 6--9-2012 [Re: PDona]
Don P Offline

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Originally Posted By: PDONA
GOOD TIMES !
Post your results here !

I am sorry I had to leave early, we needed to be at a parade.

I'll update soon, but THANK YOU TO Tall 1, Buckcall, Mycept, Joe Sabas, Mitch to name a few !
I love this event and this one we brought in some awesome results !




Too bad this post string will draw so much kid views....that "parade" comment could have been soooo much fun....a potential CTF # OF POST WINNER!

Great CTF event, great CTF organizer efforts, great kids and building kids' memories. Look fwd to hearing and seeing the recap!

Congrats to all involved.
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#1421823 - 06/10/12 12:16 PM Re: CTF 2012 KID'S DAY RESULTS 6--9-2012 [Re: PDona]
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thamks again guys what a great event there should have been 100 kids there. It was nice for my son to come to a tournament with me bc he is always seeing me go and fish tournaments without him. I would love to see more kids events like this




Edited by puckradler (06/10/12 12:39 PM)

yesssaaahhh!!
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#1421825 - 06/10/12 12:38 PM Re: CTF 2012 KID'S DAY RESULTS 6--9-2012 [Re: PDona]
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I was so proud of him bc 2 hours in he was done fishing but he discovered that he loved netting the fish. tyler was on the back deck of the boat playing with my lures and his friend faith when I hooked into a fish I yelled for Tyler get the net he sprung into action jumps over the seated and dives head first into the steering wheel. Cuncussed and crying LOUDLY he didnt skip a beat he netted that fish like he was on the deadliest catch. It was so Cute what a proud papa Thanks CTF for that memory.

yesssaaahhh!!
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#1421828 - 06/10/12 01:00 PM Re: CTF 2012 KID'S DAY RESULTS 6--9-2012 [Re: PDona]
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It was a great time and having it early in the year for better action was a great move. We caught fish only a couple of ways. I'm sure we could have caught them other ways, but we didn't need to. At one point Kayla and I had a double. She of course pointed out that her 13" lmb was bigger than my 9" smb. It was a classic fishing situation. I had a lmb swim up under my topwater, but not take it. I told Kayla to cast her lizzard over there and reel in very slowly. As I hooked a short smb she yells I got one. Chaos ensued, but I'll take that kind of chaos in the boat anytime.

First fish of the day.


Best fish of the day that weighed 1.99 lbs, but only took third in the 7 and under category . . . some big fish were caught by the youngsters.



A family of snakes that Kayla and I enjoyed watching for a little bit. Kayla wanted to hold one, but I thought it would be better to continue letting them rest together. If it was one solo, maybe, but they looked very happy sitting there.


At the weigh in.



Thanks to Paul and all those who helped organize the event. Thanks to Joe for another great show (always Kayla's favorite part).

Here Fishy Fishy!

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#1421830 - 06/10/12 01:03 PM Re: CTF 2012 KID'S DAY RESULTS 6--9-2012 [Re: PDona]
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You said it brother I wish more people would bring their kids to this event ,soo glad we moved it to June the fishing was hot my Grandson had a blast ,he caught 2 bass ,1 sunny,1 of the biggest bluegill I ever saw,and 5 pickerel,and LDR'd just as many .It was a great day of fishing for him and me. Sorry the only Pic's I took ,,I cut off the fish DUH..
Thanks to All that helped put this event together,
I second the vote to do more kids events Like this.
Oh I also ran into site member Sly-Snake on gardner ,Nice to meet you and nice Job on the boat.

JOE SABAS
THE FISHIN MAGICIAN
Jupiter,Florida.
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#1421838 - 06/10/12 01:48 PM Re: CTF 2012 KID'S DAY RESULTS 6--9-2012 [Re: PDona]
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The importantance of life vests. faith 4yrs old went over board it happened so fast we were able to grab her by her ankles had she not have had a a vest on we were going swimming. It would have been much more scary.

Also my vote for angler of the tournament was ME Fishermans daughter Kayla, from the reports at how she did and all on her own is very impressive at age 4. what a start to what could be a long and successfull fishing career.

Watch out guys Kayla will be the kid to beat next year.......

yesssaaahhh!!
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#1421846 - 06/10/12 03:27 PM Re: CTF 2012 KID'S DAY RESULTS 6--9-2012 [Re: PDona]
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Good stuff, I HAVE to get my niece and nephews there next year, i am going to tell my sister in law i am not taking no for an answer.

Great pics so far, glad the fish were biting for the youngster.
party2

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#1421876 - 06/10/12 06:07 PM Re: CTF 2012 KID'S DAY RESULTS 6--9-2012 [Re: PDona]
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What a great day!
Special thanks to Paul for all of his hard work to organize such a great event! bowdown

Joe, your show makes me smile as much as it does for the children- you're the best!! biggrin

I only wish more members would come out and fish with their kids or take a member and their kids out for a day. I hope next year is bigger and better.

I had the pleasure of sharing my boat with Mycept and his 8 year old fishing machine, Josh.
We caught a bunch of fish all morning , literally from the first cast, right up until the end of the event.
Josh was high hook for the day with 13 fish landed! headbanger1

Variety and numbers was the name of the game, we caught largemouth, smallmouth, pickerel, sunnies and crappie. Josh kept hoping for a catfish, I'm not really sure why, but he wanted a catfish really bad... smile1

We caught fish on a drop shot rig, soft jerkbait, hard jerkbait and live worms.

I totally enjoyed hanging with Mycept and talking hunting and fishing all morning and Josh was a hardcore, hammer down, fishing machine all day.

Great pizza and the prizes were excellent!

Very special thanks to everyone that attended the Game Dinner/Tackle Swap or Piketoberfest and made this day possible! Also thanks to Cabelas for donating rods and reels as prizes!

Here's a few pics from the morning:

Mycept and Josh with a dandy pickerel



Josh with a nice crappie


One of many solid sunfish to make it to the boat


Father and son in position.... Josh hooks, fights and lands another sunfish, Mycept unhooks, releases sunfish and rebaits the hook. Repeat often.... So perfect! biggrin



A box makes a fun place to hide from the other kids..



Edited by Tall 1 (06/10/12 06:15 PM)
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#1421903 - 06/10/12 08:55 PM Re: CTF 2012 KID'S DAY RESULTS 6--9-2012 [Re: PDona]
Bruiser360 Offline

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Loc: New Milford
Sounds like this was one of the best years yet. Nice job getting it together.
Hope to be able to get there next year. The kids were really after me but the work schedule doesn't change for another week.
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#1421907 - 06/10/12 09:09 PM Re: CTF 2012 KID'S DAY RESULTS 6--9-2012 [Re: PDona]
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I fished with Scott J., his son Brandon, and my daughter Pamela. We had a blast with fish biting right from the very first cast.



Scott has really been teaching Brandon well, who was throwing artificials all day on a spinning reel. He knew about casting to structure. And, he was sure to tell us he knew the difference between weeds and fish when he was working his baits.

With big prize money on the line, culling was very important ... biggrin



My daughter loved catching sunnies and bass, but was a little apprehensive about fighting pickerel at first.





Brandon lost a big pickerel and Pamela lost a nice smallie that would have definitely been nice to bring to the weigh-in.

All and all, they made a great co-ed team and enjoyed catching a bunch of fish.



Pamela with her biggest bass and scalemaster, buckcall.



Brandon with his bass he brought to the scales ...







Tall1, Pamela and Brandon.



This was a strange site at the launch ...





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#1421908 - 06/10/12 09:13 PM Re: CTF 2012 KID'S DAY RESULTS 6--9-2012 [Re: PDona]
Mitch P. Offline



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The pizza from The Plum Tomato was awesome and really hit the spot!



We invited the lovely DEEP safety inspectors to share in our picnic.



Every kid went home with some great prizes!











































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#1421910 - 06/10/12 09:24 PM Re: CTF 2012 KID'S DAY RESULTS 6--9-2012 [Re: PDona]
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Hats off to Joe Sabas who puts the finishing touches on a great day and has become an integral part to kids remembering the day and looking forward to it each year!applause








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#1421911 - 06/10/12 09:28 PM Re: CTF 2012 KID'S DAY RESULTS 6--9-2012 [Re: PDona]
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First off - I want to thank Paul and the rest of you who put this together year in and year out. I was pumped to see the date this year because we've never been able to participate in previous kids days. My son and I had a blast and it was great to meet some new folks.

A huge thank you to Jon (Tall1) for offering to take my son and I fishing on his boat. Jon was a great captain and host - teaching us what we needed to know. I had a great time and judging by the fact that my son keeps talking about - I'm certain he did as well.

I have to admit, I've read a ton of threads talking about dropshotting and always wondered what drop shotting was - it seemed like something that would be really complicated. Jon was gracious enough to show us what it was and rig a few up to lets us have a go at it; it wasn't what I was expecting and it works.

I think the smiles on all the kids faces speaks to how much fun everyone had. Thanks again to all involved.

I'll add a few pics once I get them off the camera.
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#1421923 - 06/10/12 10:07 PM Re: CTF 2012 KID'S DAY RESULTS 6--9-2012 [Re: PDona]
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#1421998 - 06/11/12 06:00 AM Re: CTF 2012 KID'S DAY RESULTS 6--9-2012 [Re: PDona]
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Simply awesome photos! Looks like everyone had a blast...congrats to all.

Don't doubt in the dark what you learned in the light.
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#1422112 - 06/11/12 02:04 PM Re: CTF 2012 KID'S DAY RESULTS 6--9-2012 [Re: PDona]
PDona Offline

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We had a blast fishing with my daughter Rachel and her friend Mia ! This was the first time we've taken her, and I think she's hooked,now !
We mostly did the night crawlers on slip bobbers most of the day with some drop shots mixed in. The bigger smallie was caught on the night crawler. The looks on their faces when it went airborne was priceless ! biggrin Did anyone here them screaming ?
That pickerel slammed Rachel and almost took the rod out of her hand ! Drag screaming ! Kid's too !
Here are some various pictures throughout the day.

Buckcall manning the scale


a double !


Largefry's son


Shorty , Mycept, and Josh


Rachel and Mia (Mia was pretty excited ) rawk


Good size perch ! Were into a school for a little while.


shorty smallie


Next year !

><((((> `..`...><((((>

Hug your mom more ! !


Paul Dona

A "not neat" knot is a knot not needed
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#1422118 - 06/11/12 02:16 PM Re: CTF 2012 KID'S DAY RESULTS 6--9-2012 [Re: PDona]
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Great pics Paul. Love the scale shot. "Shorty." LOL.
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#1422154 - 06/11/12 03:25 PM Re: CTF 2012 KID'S DAY RESULTS 6--9-2012 [Re: PDona]
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It was great meeting Dustin (Puckraddler)

Nice to see Dave again, thanks for manning the scale.

Jon, thanks for being there for everyone at the event. Remember, I'll expect you to meet me at the launch to help launch my boat again next year. =)

Of course, thanks Mitch for making this all possible with the best website.

"Did anyone hear them scream?"

I'm pretty sure I heard them scream Paul.

The best part of the day for me was when Kayla and I were being trailed by a couple of bass fisherman. I caught one, hooked and let Kayla land one, then Kayla and I cuaght a double (all in a 5-10 minute span). . . I look over and see the bass fisherman searching through their tackle for something else to use! hahaha

Here Fishy Fishy!

Looking for a spiritual family?
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Live or work in the Lower Naugatuck Valley and in need of
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#1422173 - 06/11/12 03:57 PM Re: CTF 2012 KID'S DAY RESULTS 6--9-2012 [Re: PDona]
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Really cool to see. I am about to have my first any day now, looking forward to bringing her to great events like this!

Dennis 2
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#1422176 - 06/11/12 04:03 PM Re: CTF 2012 KID'S DAY RESULTS 6--9-2012 [Re: PDona]
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Congratz to all the kids and parents.. and the winners!

Simply amazing reports and pics ~ kinda makes me wish my kids were not all grown up.... BTW Buckcall looks like the kid having the most fun!!!

CTF is awesome! applause

I miss my Uncle Lewie....However;
I know he's with me on every fishing trip.

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#1422321 - 06/11/12 11:54 PM Re: CTF 2012 KID'S DAY RESULTS 6--9-2012 [Re: PDona]
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AWESOME TIME !!! Great job to everyone involved - from start to finish it was a great time.
This was the perfect time of year I think - it was great to see that ALL the kids got fish.
It was great to fish with my daughter in a tournament - and that was her biggest fush so far too - and she was so excited.
And Joe - what a great magic show too...
I could go on for hours...but next year will be bigger - I'm gonna start working on people now for next year....
nothing better than seeing the smile on a kid who caught their own fish !
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#1422334 - 06/12/12 12:27 AM Re: CTF 2012 KID'S DAY RESULTS 6--9-2012 [Re: PDona]
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Great pics and stories! Good job all!
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#1422458 - 06/12/12 02:23 PM Re: CTF 2012 KID'S DAY RESULTS 6--9-2012 [Re: PDona]
Don P Offline

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...btw....I don't believe any of the measurements of length or weight in this event. All those kids look pretty sketchy to me.

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#1422459 - 06/12/12 02:24 PM Re: CTF 2012 KID'S DAY RESULTS 6--9-2012 [Re: PDona]
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deadhorse


stirthepot


grin
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#1422491 - 06/12/12 04:00 PM Re: CTF 2012 KID'S DAY RESULTS 6--9-2012 [Re: PDona]
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Don you should have brought the girls!

Or did you completely give up fishing? tongue2 biggrin
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#1422497 - 06/12/12 04:22 PM Re: CTF 2012 KID'S DAY RESULTS 6--9-2012 [Re: PDona]
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Kayley was planning on wanting to go, but she caught her first trophy sized kokanee the weekend before.

So, the plan changed to skip gardner for some trout/kokanee action :-) She changes her mind like the weather lately..... banghead

Great job everyone



Edited by firehawk (06/12/12 04:28 PM)

Life is to short.....
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#1422525 - 06/12/12 06:02 PM Re: CTF 2012 KID'S DAY RESULTS 6--9-2012 [Re: PDona]
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I would have liked to bring them, but we had other obligations.

I will put it on our calendar for next year....which will be my oldest's last eligible year, but we can always mentor from 16 years+.

Great event....and I agree we need to conduct more kid based CTF events.....Porgie-Pail-Uza!!!! wink2
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#1422632 - 06/13/12 01:42 AM Re: CTF 2012 KID'S DAY RESULTS 6--9-2012 [Re: Don P]
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Great time once again!!
Zach & Emily had alot of fun...Emily loves "Joe the magic man" thats what she calls you Joe...thanks for puttin on the show !!!
I was surprised when Emily pulled up a brown trout on a crawler rig.
Thanks to Paul for setting this up again!!!
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#1422636 - 06/13/12 01:54 AM Re: CTF 2012 KID'S DAY RESULTS 6--9-2012 [Re: PDona]
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Looks like I will put this on the calendar for next year. Spectacular...
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#1422637 - 06/13/12 01:54 AM Re: CTF 2012 KID'S DAY RESULTS 6--9-2012 [Re: Mitch P.]
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Originally Posted By: Mitch P.


This was a strange site at the launch ...







I think that was a dump and run...
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#1422653 - 06/13/12 08:40 AM Re: CTF 2012 KID'S DAY RESULTS 6--9-2012 [Re: PDona]
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An FTO project!

Z-Man Custom Fishing Rods
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#1422714 - 06/13/12 12:33 PM Re: CTF 2012 KID'S DAY RESULTS 6--9-2012 [Re: PDona]
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Next year I'll have to take more photos - only have a few

Jon and Josh weighing the fish in the livewell


The bass is too small








Edited by Mycept (06/13/12 12:36 PM)
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#1422897 - 06/13/12 10:27 PM Re: CTF 2012 KID'S DAY RESULTS 6--9-2012 [Re: PDona]
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THIS is what it's all about - a kid's smile
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#1427644 - 07/04/12 01:55 AM Re: CTF 2012 KID'S DAY RESULTS 6--9-2012 [Re: PDona]
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I look forward to attending this event with Margot in the future!

Maybe next year we will be there.

Someday I will get paid to fish, for now I have to work.
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