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Weather can't dampen annual fishing tourney
Event raises $15K for area food bank
Phill Castleberry, right, reads off winning raffle tickets as Winston Moody hands him more during the American Proteins bass tournament at Little Hall Park. - photo by Autumn McBride
An annual fishing event didn’t reel in quite as much as years past, but organizers were still pleased. Natalie Gunter, organizer of American Proteins' annual bass tournament on Saturday, said “the economy and weather” may have played a part.This year’s fundraiser, which benefitted the Hightower Baptist Food Bank for the second year in a row, drew about 50 boats, Gunter said, down from the nearly 100 the past several years. The food bank, which is supported by more than 60 northeast Georgia churches, provides more than $7,000 worth of food to families in need each month.