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Posted on: June 13, 2023

BOCO WILD Sees Record Attendance!

BOCO WILD Girl Fishing

Our 2nd Annual BOCO WILD took place on Saturday, June 10th at Buchanan Town Park, and WOW! It was an amazing event for our community! 

BOCO WILD is a partnership between Botetourt Parks and Recreation and the Department of Wildlife Resources. Formerly known as the Botetourt Fishing Carnival, which began in 2001, BOCO WILD encompasses a diverse array of outdoor activities. Here are some highlights from the event: 

• 650 participants enjoyed a variety of outdoor activities including rock climbing, trout fishing, kayaking, archery, air rifle target shooting, hunting education, boating education, casting lessons, and much more! (that's double the attendance from 2022!) 

• The first 300 children received a t-shirt, backpack, and lunch. 

• The entire event was completely FREE for the community. 

• Children received a passport to get stamped at each activity. Upon completion of their passport, they were entered to win one of several prizes from our great sponsors. 

This event would not have been possible without our incredible volunteers! We also want to thank our partners: Botetourt County 4H, Botetourt County Fire & EMS, Botetourt County Libraries, Botetourt County Sheriff's Office 

The event was sponsored by: Bank of Botetourt, Master Mason Association 22nd District, Town of Buchanan, Brent Hershey, State Farm Insurance, Twin River Outfitters, Kazim Shriners – Fire Brigade, Boblett’s Plumbing, Mossy Oak Properties, Digital Image Printing, Tidy Services and Limit 6 Trout Team. Save the date for next year - June 8, 2024!

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