JACKSON COUNTY, IL (KFVS) - The 28th Annual Fishing Expedition for Special Populations was held Wednesday, May 8 at Bleyer Lake.
More than 1,300 Special Population youngsters and adults, volunteers, and staff lined the shores of Bleyer Lake for this event. They spent the day fishing and were provided a picnic lunch. All of the fishing equipment is provided free of charge to the participants.
Bleyer Lake is located 1.5 miles south of Midland Inn, just off Country Club Road.
The participants came from southern Illinois schools and sheltered workshops in Jackson, Williamson, Union and other surrounding counties.
The event began at 9 a.m. and concludes at 2 p.m.
Volunteers for the Fishing Expedition helped participants with their fishing equipment, baited fishing hooks and encouraged their efforts.