BRIDGEPORT — Neighborhood kids are welcome to a free fishing camp at Palmisano Park Wednesday.
Founded by brothers Tom and Steve Palmisano, co-owners of Henry's Bait Shop in Bridgeport, the Henry Palmisano Memorial Fishing Foundation will lead the camp from 10:30 a.m.-noon at 2700 S. Halsted St.
“It’s free to the world,” said Tom Palmisano. “Anyone that calls and asks, fishes."
The nonprofit group brings more than a thousand kids each summer to the nature park at 2700 S. Halsted St., named after the Palmisano's late brother Henry. The foundation also hosts fishing camps for the mentally disabled and the blind.
The pond is stocked with bluegill and largemouth bass through a program of the state's Department of Natural Resources that supplies fish to urban lagoons using money from the sale of fishing licenses.
To sign up a child for the camp, call 312-225-3474.
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