The ROHO Charitable Trust and Fishing Club is celebrating their 50th anniversary this year and their 45th fishing tournament. The club has begun selling tickets for their annual fishing tournament at the Beach Island Resort and Marina. The tournament will be held from 7 a.m. and 8 p.m. on May 2 and from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. on May 3. All of the proceeds from ticket sells are used for the annual ROHO Christmas Shopping Spree.
Tickets are $5 each or $150 for 30 tickets, which supports a child for the shopping spree. The $150 allows the child to shop for $110 in clothes and $40 in toys. With the sponsorship, you are registered for door prizes, fishing and cash prizes if you are the winner in your catch category. Participants do not have to be present to win.
Drawings will be held on Sunday at closing.
Categories for the fishing tournament include biggest largemouth bass, biggest smallmouth bass, biggest rockfish, biggest walleye, biggest crappie, biggest bream, sunfish and shellcracker and biggest catfish.
Tickets are available at the following locations:
• Beach Island Marine;
• East End Pawn Shop;
• Eddie Beeler;
• First State Financial;
• Hillcrest Lanes;
• Imperial Bait and Tackle;
• Jim Brown Supply;
• Kenneth Wilson Auto;
• Larry Carter - LMU Communications;
• Rusty Peace - LMU Communications;
• Long’s Pic Pac;
• Lost Creek Campground;
• Raymond Caylor - Tazewell;
• Rigsby Bait and Tackle;
• Shylock’s Pawn Shop - Tazewell;
• Path Finders;
• Tim Short;
• Tri-State Outfitters;
• Tuttle’s Grocery;
• Any ROHO member.
Photo submitted: Middlesboro Superintendent Steve Martin purchased 150 tickets to support a child for the Roho Christmas Shopping Spree. Pictured is, from left, co-chair Lawrence Tuck, past president Steve Cambron, Middlesboro Independent Schools Superintendent Steve Martin, Roho President Jamie McCune and co-chair and treasurer Dennis Evans.