Special Needs Fishing Rodeo postponed, guests invited to fish anyway

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MADISON, Ala. (WHNT) - Unfortunately, the rain washed out the Madison City Disability Advocacy Board and Madison City Parks and Recreation's Special Needs Fishing Rodeo on Saturday morning, but fishermen and fisherwomen, along with their families, were invited to stay anyway. The event coordinators know that not everyone is afraid of a little rain.

"It's raining but the diehard fishermen are still going to be out here," Board member Willard Brooks said.

The annual Special Needs Fishing Rodeo is a free eventĀ held at Dublin Park. It's a day that gives families a chance to kick back and cast a reel.

"They are people just like we are, and to give them an opportunity to come out and do something that I'm able to do on a regular basis, it's just for them to let them know that they are special, not just special needs, they are special individuals," Event Coordinator Gayle Milam explained.

While this weekend's event is postponed, the Madison City Disability Advocacy Board is planning to reschedule at a later date.