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Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Landmark Inn’s 15th Annual Kid Fish

By José E. Zapata, Landmark Inn site manager

On Saturday February 26, Landmark Inn State Historic Site hosted the 15th annual Kid Fish, sponsored by the Friends of the Landmark Inn. Several Friends members were in attendance to hand out hot cocoa, and the Landmark Inn staff was assisted by friends and family, as well as staff from Casa Navarro. Local vendors donated door prizes consisting of fishing kits, free meals, and gift cards.

A total of 322 children signed up for the event, which was held in the mill stream that had been stocked with 1,000 rainbow trout. Boy Scout Troop 471 of Castroville provided the cane poles and bait, and assisted the children with baiting and collecting the fish that were caught.

A tent was set up in the waiting area, where the children were able to enjoy several hands-on activities, such as wool carding and spinning, calligraphy, artifact sorting and identification, and making their own ball and cup toy. A few visitors were even treated to a tour of the 1840s Grist Mill.

Landmark Inn is located in Castroville, approximately 20 miles west of San Antonio, in the Texas Hill Country Trail Region.

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