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Let's Go Fishing Wisconsin Submitted: 01/29/2013
Story By Ryan Abney

Let's Go Fishing Wisconsin
RHINELANDER - Let's Go Fishing! --is something we say to each other all year round in the Northwoods. But it's not so easy for everyone.

"Let's Go Fishing" is also the name of a non-profit organization coming to Rhinelander. For eleven years, the group has helped Minnesota seniors get out on the water.

Rhinelander is the first city in Wisconsin to adopt the "Let's Go Fishing" program.Joe Holm is the organization's executive director. He said the city's active community makes it a perfect starting point for the state.

"Around Rhinelander, there are some quality people. Out here at the Holiday Acres, Kari and Kim had a real interest in Let's Go Fishing. And we thought this would be a super spot to start this organization here in Wisconsin."

Holiday Acres Owner Kim Zambon helped get the organization here. He knows it's something the Northwoods will embrace.

"It's not like there's an older population that says...oh you should try this. Everyone has been on the water. This is a big part of life up here. So it's something they really miss...so it's an opportunity to do it again."

Tommorow night, Holm will host a reception at Holiday Acres starting at 5 p.m.


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