Seize the Carp 2016!

Jul 16, 2016

TAKO's 2016 Seize the Carp event was a big success!

253+ participants with over 100 NEW Members!!

As TAKO's only regularly scheduled ALL DAY event, Seize the Carp showcases many of our favorite activities.

This year's features included:

  • a canoe and kayak float on the the Iowa River (including some hand-crafted, "recycled materials" kayaks!)
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  • raptors (owls, turkey vultures, and falcons)
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  • native and pioneer games
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  • a big tub full of Oobleck
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  • nature and archaeology walks by the Iowa River and in the woods
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  • and (of course) CARP!: fishing for carp, cleaning of carp, and eating of tasty cheesy carp dip and carp burgers!
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  • And even MORE Fishing!
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We also held a raffle to help raise funds for TAKO and to hand out some neat prizes to the raffle winners.
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Music was provided by Family Folk Machine and The Skipperlings.

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AND there was even more! Including:
Yoga for Everybody!
safety demos by the Army Corps of Engineers

a talk on Dog Safety, a BIG fire engine, Food and Information Vendors, ...



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Thanks to EVERYONE (volunteers, sponsors, coordinators, vendors, participants, and More!) who made this year a BIG Success!!! We can't do it without YOU!

Tags: Outdoors, TAKO, Kids

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