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Special needs piers fundraiser

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By: Brittany Paris

Fishing knows no age or boundaries. Dick Turpin and the group who raised money for two special needs fishing piers at Bowling Lake want to give everyone a safe and quality fishing experience.

Bowling Lake will look a little different this spring with two piers on the east side of the lake.

Dick Turpin, former Game and Parks employee, hopes people with special needs with benefit from the piers.

"They want to fish and they want to get out and have a good time. But accessibility is just too tough here with a wheel chair," Turpin said.

The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission partnered with the fishing pier committee and funded most of the project.

But Turpin said they need to raise an additional $20,000 for an endowment fund. The money will be used to maintain the piers.

To raise the money, Turpin is hosting a fundraiser on Tuesday, Jan. 15 at La Paloma, 8320 Northwoods Dr., from 5 to 9 p.m. Fifteen percent of the dining proceeds will go towards the fund.

Donations can also be made by clicking on the Bowling Lake Fishing Pier Project at www.nebraskastroke.org.

Checks can be mailed to:
Nebraska State Stroke Association
6900 L St.
Lincoln, NE 68510

Please note "Fishing Pier" in the subject line.

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