VICCO — With resources such as coal severance tax money dwindling, the need has increased for creative ways to fund vital community services, such as volunteer fire departments. The Vicco-Sassafras Volunteer Fire Department hosts an annual event that is fun for people in the community and beneficial to the department as a whole.
The annual Spring Bass Tournament hosted by Vicco-Sassafras Volunteer Fire and Rescue will be held Sunday, April 3, at the Carr Creek Lake Marina. The entry fee is 100 dollars per boat, with a 70 percent payback, and 5 dollar per person big fish fee, with 100 percent payback. The number of places recognized in the contest will depend upon the number of boats entering the tournament. Take off is scheduled for 7:00 a.m. on April 3, with the weigh in slated for 4:00 p.m.
The Spring Bass Tournament is the first of three fishing tournaments Vicco-Sassafras Fire and Rescue will be sponsoring this year. The Summer Night Tournament will be June 11. The Fall Night Tournament is planned for September 3.
For more information, contact Vicco-Sassafras Volunteer Fire and Rescue on Facebook or by calling 606-476-9000.
Sam Neace can be reached at 606-629-3243 or on Twitter @HazardHerald.