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'A day without the cellphone'
Youth spend day outdoors
Josie Hertwig fishing from the river bank during Kids in the Outdoors Day at Fred Hall Farm. The annual event, which is free for kids, encourages them to put down their cellphones and enjoy the outdoors.

Getting back to nature was the idea behind the annual Troy McCormick Memorial Kids in the Outdoors Day held the Fred Hall farm Saturday.
“It’s a day without the cellphone,” said event co-organizer Terry Grissom. “It’s a day to just come out and enjoy the outdoors.”
About 135 youths came out to enjoy the outdoor fest which was held by the river side off Old Shelbyville Road.
“We had fishing, archery, inflatables, shotgun sporting clays, bb gun and a 22-caliber shooting range,” Grissom said, adding the TWRA Wildlife on Wheels trailer was also there.
The event also included lunch and a drawing which saw the children take home prizes such as games and fishing poles. Top prizes were kayaks.
Kids in the Outdoors was named in memory of Troy McCormick who was an avid community volunteer.
“He really enjoyed helping kids,” Grissom said. “It was something close to his heart.”
Outdoors day is offered each fall, free of charge to any child who wants to attend. Anyone who would like to get involved next year can call Grissom at 273-2637.