Grand Valley students make fishing poles for Outdoor Heritage Day

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FRUITA, Colo. Fruita Monument High School students built over 1000 fishing poles to gear up for this year's Outdoor Heritage Day.

The Colorado Parks and Wildlife, Fruita Monument High School, and the Colorado Lottery teamed up to assemble fishing rods to be used for Grand Valley children participating in tomorrow's seventh annual Outdoor Heritage Day.

Many different classes from Fruita Monument lent a helping hand, including leadership and agricultural students.

"The kids have a really good satisfaction about being able to complete a task and helping kids go fishing that they've never met. they built 1000 poles in a little over a day, and they're ready to give them away," says Blain McCormick.

Fruita Monument has been volunteering their time and efforts to support outdoor heritage day for several years now.

The event is open for children and their families in an effort to introduce children to many outdoor activities including fishing, camping, and wildlife viewing.

The event will take place in Palisade at Riverbend Park from 9 A.M. to 4 P.M.

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