Pittsboro, NC – Operation North State, one of North Carolina’s most successful and fastest growing military support services organizations will be hosting the 1st Annual Top Shelf Fishin’ Festival on Jordan Lake, Saturday – October 3. Operation North State, an all-volunteer organization based in Winston-Salem with volunteers located throughout the state is in its third season of hosting wounded warriors and disabled veterans to a great day of fishing and fellowship utilizing its Top Shelf Fishin’ Festivals. FYI: Fishin’ Festivals venues for 2016 are Lake Norman, Badin Lake, Randleman Lake (Richard Petty), New Bern, Jordan Lake and Ocean Crest Pier at Oak Island.
In 2013, ONS hosted one Fishin’ Festival; at the request of the wounded warriors and disabled veterans asking for more, ONS expanded to two Fishin’ Festivals last year and to facilitate growing requests to go fishing even more, ONS is hosting six Festivals this year. There is nothing else like the Fishin’ Festivals in the country utilizing 6 different fishing venues in one state. Fifty wounded warriors and disabled veterans will be attending Jordan Lake from all over the state; and, they will catch fish! Fifty of the area’s best bass and crappie fishermen will be providing their boaters, equipment, tackle and expertise. The wounded warriors and disabled had requested the opportunity to fish Jordan Lake and are so excited to be attending in October. We already have a waiting list! Help us show them a great time and heartfelt appreciation from the Chatham County / Jordan Lake Community.
Operation North State is requesting the Chatham County / Jordan Lake Community’s “grassroots” support; no donation is too small – it all adds up. Volunteers are needed, assistance is needed in helping spread the word; donations (products, services and cash) are needed for door prizes, to fund the Festival’s t-shirt and purchase items for the dinner. Covered dishes are always a huge hit. Involve your family, friends, co-workers, clubs, service organizations, our youth, seniors – EVERYONE. Operation North State is all about showing support for North Carolina’s deployed troops and veterans-in-needs. Lend us a hand if you can; you will be in great company. This Facebook link will provide you details and an overview of the 1st Annual Jordan Lake Top Shelf Fishin’ Festival.
The Fishin’ Festival is approximately a $32,000 day a retail value; currently, support for the event financially and with in-kind donations is awesome and coming in quite nicely. $5,000 completely funds the Festival – help if you can. Every dollar and covered dish adds up to make this a great day for these Special Americans!
Bells Baptist Church is the gathering location for this event and the dinner and awards event following the day of fishing. More details will be provided on how local people can support this great event. Donations of side dishes, bottles of water, soft drinks will be needed. Bells Church will be providing the meat.