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First Jones Lake Fishing Rodeo a success for BPC family

Rodeo winners
Winners of the first Jones Lake Fishing Rodeo are, front row, from left, Jacob Carpenter and Silas Jones; back row, from left, Nastashia Minto, Ray Minks and Abria Bonner. (Photos by Kelly Vickers)
Jacob Carpenter
Jacob Carpenter, son of Evelyn and Chris Carpenter of Longpond, caught the Biggest Fish at the first BPC Jones Lake Fishing Rodeo Oct. 15. Evelyn is an employee of Brewton-Parker College. The catfish was 16.5 inches long.

MOUNT VERNON—Despite dodging an intermittent drizzle, the first Jones Lake Fishing Rodeo was a success for the Student Government Association (SGA) and Office of Student Affairs at Brewton-Parker College Thursday, Oct. 15.


The fishing rodeo opened the college’s recently restocked lake for fishing by the BPC Family. Students, faculty and staff with valid IDs are now permitted to fish at their own risk, said SGA President Joshua McPhatter.


“The (rodeo) was a huge success. Student participation was wonderful. About 40 students came out, which was remarkable considering the weather,” said McPhatter.


Fishing rules are posted lake-side.


Winners of the fishing rodeo are as follows: Jacob Carpenter (son of BPC employee Evelyn Carpenter), Biggest Fish; Silas Jones (son of BPC faculty Dr. Christopher Jones), Great Fisherman; Nastashia Minto (BPC student), Prettiest Fish; Ray Minks (BPC student), Ugliest Fish; and Abria Bonner (BPC student), Most Fish Caught.


The biggest fish was a 16.5 inch long catfish. The ugliest fish was actually injured in the eye. The most fish caught was 13 in two hours, according to McPhatter.


Brewton-Parker College is the only accredited four-year Christian college in south Georgia.

Abria Bonner
BPC student Abria Bonner shows off what was possibly the littlest fish caught at the Oct. 15 fishing rodeo.
Carla Ostrander
Carla Ostrander, secretary in the Office of Admissions at BPC, shows off her catch in the Oct. 15 Jones Lake Fishing Rodeo. Carla is the wife of Dr. Hal Ostrander, chair of the Division of Religion and Philosophy.




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Updated on: April 15, 2010 8:26 PM