Partnership and fishing go hand-in-hand at Fort Gillem

By Mr. Kevin Stabinsky (IMCOM)April 30, 2009

A turtle didn't get the memo that the kids were looking for fish and took a nip at a hook.
1 / 6 Show Caption + Hide Caption – A turtle didn't get the memo that the kids were looking for fish and took a nip at a hook. (Photo Credit: Mr. Kevin Stabinsky (IMCOM)) VIEW ORIGINAL
Chete Nwanze, 9, casts his line in hopes of landing a fish. Chete attended the event with his uncle, Maj. Eddrick Clyatt, a patient administration officer with the Third Medical Command at Fort Gillem.
2 / 6 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Chete Nwanze, 9, casts his line in hopes of landing a fish. Chete attended the event with his uncle, Maj. Eddrick Clyatt, a patient administration officer with the Third Medical Command at Fort Gillem. (Photo Credit: Mr. Kevin Stabinsky (IMCOM)) VIEW ORIGINAL
James Ballard, an information technology professional with the Atlanta branch of the Federal Reserve, coaches his grandson, Raphael, 5, April 23 at the Fort Gillem Youth Fishing Rodeo at Stevens Lake at Fort Gillem.  

Raphael caught five fish and was the top angler at the event. His secret technique: "Here fishy, fishy, fishy."

Starting at 8:00 a.m., military and DoD Civilian Family members were joined by local Forest Park children in the 10th Annual Youth Fishing Rodeo. 

The young anglers, not older than 13-years-old, fished from 8:30 until 11 a.m. at which time they broke for snacks and prizes.
3 / 6 Show Caption + Hide Caption – James Ballard, an information technology professional with the Atlanta branch of the Federal Reserve, coaches his grandson, Raphael, 5, April 23 at the Fort Gillem Youth Fishing Rodeo at Stevens Lake at Fort Gillem. Raphael caught five fish and was the top angler at the event. His secret technique: "Here fishy, fishy, fishy." Starting at 8:00 a.m., military and DoD Civilian Family members were joined by local Forest Park children in the 10th Annual Youth Fishing Rodeo. The young anglers, not older than 13-years-old, fished from 8:30 until 11 a.m. at which time they broke for snacks and prizes. (Photo Credit: Mr. Kevin Stabinsky (IMCOM)) VIEW ORIGINAL
Joseph Duffy, 10, carefully baits his hook. Joseph is the son of Elise Eaddy and Turner Duffy,  a Clayton County Water Authority worker. Bait was provided by the USAG's Directorite of Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation.
4 / 6 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Joseph Duffy, 10, carefully baits his hook. Joseph is the son of Elise Eaddy and Turner Duffy, a Clayton County Water Authority worker. Bait was provided by the USAG's Directorite of Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation. (Photo Credit: Mr. Kevin Stabinsky (IMCOM)) VIEW ORIGINAL
Tanala Estep, 11, inspects a worm as her father, Todd, a cabinet installer with Diversified Cabinets in Norcross, watches. Tanala was one of more than 30 children participating in Fort Gillem's Annual Youth Fishing Rodeo.
5 / 6 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Tanala Estep, 11, inspects a worm as her father, Todd, a cabinet installer with Diversified Cabinets in Norcross, watches. Tanala was one of more than 30 children participating in Fort Gillem's Annual Youth Fishing Rodeo. (Photo Credit: Mr. Kevin Stabinsky (IMCOM)) VIEW ORIGINAL
Col. Deborah B. Grays, the commander for  U.S. Army Garrison, Fort McPherson and Fort Gillem, and The Honorable Corine Deyton, mayor of the City of Forest Park, co-sign the 11th Annual Partnership Agreement at April 25 at Stephens Lake on Fort Gillem.

The idea of combining the partnership signing with a fishing rodeo originally belonged to The Honorable Chuck Hall, an avid fisherman and the mayor of Forest Park in 2000. 

He and then USAG commander Col. William J. Clingempeel decided to enhance the partnership by taking advantage of Fort Gillem's lakes.
 
The agreement represents the two communities’ commitment to improving the 
quality of life for their customers and citizens through the mutual exchange of services and resources.
6 / 6 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Col. Deborah B. Grays, the commander for U.S. Army Garrison, Fort McPherson and Fort Gillem, and The Honorable Corine Deyton, mayor of the City of Forest Park, co-sign the 11th Annual Partnership Agreement at April 25 at Stephens Lake on Fort Gillem. The idea of combining the partnership signing with a fishing rodeo originally belonged to The Honorable Chuck Hall, an avid fisherman and the mayor of Forest Park in 2000. He and then USAG commander Col. William J. Clingempeel decided to enhance the partnership by taking advantage of Fort Gillem's lakes. The agreement represents the two communities’ commitment to improving the quality of life for their customers and citizens through the mutual exchange of services and resources. (Photo Credit: Mr. Kevin Stabinsky (IMCOM)) VIEW ORIGINAL