Scotland County was a big winner in the recent Visually Impaired Persons Fishing Tournament held at the Outer Banks.
The highlight of the event was when awards for heaviest, biggest and most fish caught on each pier and boat were presented.
Scotland County participants won 3rd place in amount of fish caught on the Kitty Hawk Pier.
This tournament is sponsored by the Lions of North Carolina. The Laurinburg Lions Club and the Laurel Hill Lions Club participate in this event.
Visually Impaired Persons (VIPs) from 76 counties throughout the state along with dedicated workers.
gathered for the annual celebration.
Approximately 750 people attended the event. Fishing on two boats and four piers is just one part of this event, which also featured life skills, education, vendors and seminars about things that affect the daily lives of visually impaired individuals.
Three visually impaired Scotland County residents attended the event: Sylvia Baldwin of Laurel Hill, Evelyn Barnes of Laurinburg and Shahara Gales of Wagram. Ida McGill, Social Worker for the Blind for Scotland and Richmond counties helped chaperone the group.