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POSTED: December 27, 2010 10:32 a.m.
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Fort McAllister Sport Fishing Club members Boyce Davis, left, Butch Broome, Ellis Phillips, Pete Buhles, Michael McGaughey, Rocky Mallard and Lee Southard. (Shirley Hiers)

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December is the time of the year with a magical touch. It’s a season of festivities, sharing and caring. Christmas embodies the very spirit of sharing. While the holidays are joyful for many, they can be difficult for those experiencing hardship.
A phrase we often hear is “we need to have the Christmas spirit.” In Charles Dickens’ timeless classic “A Christmas Carol,” we are reminded the true spirit of Christmas is found in sharing our blessings with family, friends and those less fortunate.
For Ebenezer Scrooge, the Christmas spirit was a ghost. For some, the spirit of Christmas is the Fort McAllister Sport Fishing Club. ‘Tis, indeed, the season to be jolly! The fishing club spreads cheer and good will around Richmond Hill, putting a twinkle in children’s eyes.
The Fort McAllister Sport Fishing Club was organized in 1998. Boyce Davis, a member and avid fisherman, was instrumental in establishing the club as a nonprofit organization. “I retired in 1998 and didn’t have a lot to do,” he said. “The most important thing for me was becoming a member of a club that involved families.”
The inshore and offshore club is comprised of a great group of men and women of all ages who love to fish. Currently, the club has 68 members and continues to grow. The junior anglers, up to 16 years of age, take part in every event sponsored by the club.
“We always try to do things that involve kids,” Boyce said.

For more, pick up a copy of the Dec. 25 edition of the News

 

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