It’s the best day of the year!
Our annual Fishin’ Galore event is held in May at the 3 Bar E Ranch in Clinton, LA. Every year over one hundred St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital patients and their families enjoy a fun filled day of fishing, food and friendship. Participants arrive as early as 5 a.m. to pick up crickets and fishing gear provided by generous sponsors. With the help of our many volunteers, patients and family members enjoy fishing, arts and crafts, petting zoo fun, and face painting.
Local law enforcement escort buses of eager patients and families members from their hotel to the ranch where they are greeted by hundreds of excited volunteers and guests. After a grand entrance, the celebration of life and support lasts throughout the day. Activities include finger painting three small horses, candy and sand art, skeet shooting, an archery booth, Clowns and Entertainment, wagon rides and fishing brim and bass! Delicious snacks are served all day.
Karaoke is a popular activity for the patients to be in the spot light. A closing ceremony wraps up the event with a huge balloon release and tossing Mardi Gras beads to celebrate the memory of patients and volunteers that have passed. The event makes such an impact that many patients return year after year! The smiles, togetherness and laughter make Fishin’ Galore an event that stays in the hearts of the many St. Jude families.
Dream Day Foundation would like to thank the volunteers, sponsors, vendors, law enforcement groups, local organizations and many more for their help and support in making this a memorable day for the St. Jude families!! New patients are encouraged to attend next year’s event.
…and we really do catch fish!