(PAYNETOWN) - Monroe Lake's Interpretive Services will kick off summer with a family-focused evening reception on Friday, May 24, from 6 to 8 p.m.
The "Fish, Food and Friends" reception will be at the activity center in Paynetown State Recreation Area, 4850 S. State Road 446.
Visitors can munch on fish-themed treats, and see which Monroe Lake fish made the staff's Top Five list.
"Schools" of fish painted by students at eight Monroe County elementary schools will be featured on the walls. Kids also can enjoy "fishy" games, activities and crafts.
Staff will have information on the upcoming Free Fishing Weekend event at Paynetown SRA.
Visitors also can learn about a new program launching Memorial Day Weekend that will offer free rental of fishing equipment to Paynetown visitors.
This is the first time in two years that the activity center will be open the entire summer season. A record-setting flood in May 2011 destroyed most of the building contents. The renovation has just been completed.
For more information, call (812) 837-9967.
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