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• Youth ages 12 and under are invited to 37th Annual Bob Watt Youth Fishing Rodeo Saturday, May 15, at Anchor Park (11730 Turkey Creek Road) for a morning of fishing and competing for prizes in various categories. This free event will include two rounds of fishing: from 8 to 9 a.m. and from 10 to 11 a.m.

Participants will fish from designated spots along the shoreline. The Town will provide bait (any type may be used), and a limited number of fishing poles will be available for use. Poles will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis; participants are encouraged to bring their own poles. Winners will be contacted after their event and their prizes mailed to them.

Each session has a limit of 75 participants. Register children individually, for one session only, by Wednesday, May 12, at Town of Farragut is still accepting community donations for the event, including youth and adult spincast (push button) rod and reel combos in good working condition, line, hooks, bobbers and sinkers. Farragut businesses also are encouraged to consider donating items to be used as prizes for participants.

Special thanks to the Watt family, and to East Tennessee Scale Works for the use of scales and Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency for stocking the lake. Fishing rodeo will be held rain or shine; however, in the case of severe inclement weather, check Farragut Parks & Rec on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter for the status of the event. For more info, contact Special Event and Program coordinator Brittany Spencer at or 865-218-3378.

• Individuals or groups can reserve the gym in Farragut Community Center, 239 Jamestowne Blvd., either the entire gym or a half court for basketball, pickleball, kickball, dodgeball or lap walking. Available times are from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Mondays; from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesdays; from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesdays and Fridays, and from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Thursdays. Cost is $2 per person for a half court. There can be no more than six people per half court in your party.

Gym users must call 865-218-3376 at least one hour before arrival to reserve a spot. Users can pay over the phone or at the front desk when they arrive. If not able to attend, you should cancel at least 15 minutes before the session starts. After two no-shows, users will no longer be able to reserve the gym. Everyone must sign up for a free membership the first time they use the Center. For more information: