Prizes for next weekend's NYMC annual youth fishing contest will be a little bigger this year thanks to the local grocery store.
Thriftway Market in Neligh and Tilden received several fishing-related items from Pepsi for an in-store summer promotion. On Tuesday, the grocery store donated the items to the Neligh Young Men's Club for its annual youth finishing contest on the Fourth of July.
The items - tackle box, cooler and minnow bucket - will be used as prizes for the older age divisions of the tournament. The top three in each division will receive a prize from the NYMC while all participants will beg given a smaller prize courtesy of the Nebraska Game and Parks.
The tournament is part of Neligh's annual Old Mill Days, which begin Saturday, June 28, with a pancake feed in Riverside Park. The fishing tournament will be Saturday, July 4, beginning at exactly 9 a.m. and lasting until 10 a.m. at Penn Lake, prior to the parade through Main Street.
There are three age divisions for the free fishing tournament, which is for youth up to age 13. For more information on Old Mill Days, visit the NYMC website at www.NelighYoungMensClub.com.