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Kiwanis, Senior Anglers join forces to introduce kids to fishing Dec. 1-2

Last year’s Children’s Fishing Experience, which was put on by the Kiwanis Club of Hidden Valley and the Senior Anglers.

Hidden Valley Kiwanis and the Senior Anglers of Escondido will be hosting their fifth annual Children’s Fishing Experience on December 1-2 (9-11 a.m. and 1-3 p.m.) for all children 8 and under at Dixon Lake in Escondido 1700 North La Honda Dr.  

Fishing is FREE to all eligible children under the age of 8. No fishing permits are required and all fishing gear and bait will be provided.  This opportunity will be held in conjunction with the Escondido’s Annual Trout Season Fishing tournament (November 30, Dec 1, and 2). There is a $5 Park Fee (per car) that is collected by the City of Escondido (free to Seniors.)  Food and refreshments will be available or bring a picnic lunch and celebrate the winter sunshine at the lake.  For more information and directions to Dixon Lake check out the Kiwanis website at

According to Kiwanis spokesman James J. Mac Isaac, “There are no fees being collected by Hidden Valley Kiwanis, this in one of our effort to give back to the community while serving the Children, Families, and the Community.  Donations are accepted but not solicited.”

The club will be constructing two 10x20x6ft deep netted enclosures stocked with 300 pounds of trout just for the children under 8 years of age.  The Sr. Anglers of Escondido will be supplying all the fish gear and assisting the children for lasting experience for the whole family to enjoy.  They encourage all families to bring camera to capture the experience and share the excitement.  This experience is not limited to the community of Escondido, but all who wish to attend.

The Hidden Valley Kiwanis Club Foundation, a California non-profit 501c3 public benefit corporation (Tax ID# 27-0374327). The Hidden Valley Kiwanis Club (501c4) and Hidden Valley Kiwanis Club Foundation (501c3) has always enjoyed a great partnership with the North County business community. 

Since 1963, the Kiwanis Club of Hidden Valley – Escondido has performed many community service projects in Escondido and San  Diego County to serve the needs of children and families. Whether it is answering phones at the annual Radiothon for Rady Children’s Hospital; or teaching young children to fish at the bi-annual Children’s Fishing Experience at Lake Dixon; working with local elementary children’s reading program, the Backpacks and Car Seat Programs, honoring fallen servicemen through Operation Hero; or working with our KEY Clubs at San Pasqual High School, De Largo High School and San Pasqual Academy; or giving of their time to those less fortunate at North County Interfaith —members of the club desire to “give back” to the Escondido community and make it a better place to live.

The club welcomes all community members to their meetings and projects. They meet every Tuesday Morning 7 a.m.-8:30 a.m. at J&M’s Restaurant 1215 E. Valley Parkway.

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