Molly with her "Barbie" pole
Arthur Lem Memorial Snapper Tournament
by Bradlee White
was one of Kismetís pioneers. Besides investing in and developing
property on East Lighthouse, he was a marvelous cook, a merry prankster and a
mentor to generations of children whom he taught to fish. After his
death, his wife Rose and son Warren and his wife, Lee, put together a Memorial
Snapper Fishing Tournament for children under 12 years of age. Buddy S.,
a former teacher, is always on deck to help out. This year the family was
joined by Roseís son Howard and her niece, Mary-Ann. Sponsors included
Willy K (bait), Kismet Market, Kismet Inn and the Pizza Shack.
Basic rule: Mom and Dad can help, but the child must
catch the fish off the dock, carry it to the weighing stand by the Market, and
release it back into the water. There were 44 kids registered, many of
them visitors, like Owen Coleís sisters Caelinn and Ella. Prizes were
given for the biggest fish and the most fish caught boy girls and boys in each
of four age groups. Winning girls for biggest snapper included Lily (under 6);
Elizabeth (9-10) and Kayla (11-12). Winning boys included Lines (under
6); Nick (7-8); Tack (9-10 and Ryan (11-12). Lily and Teddy caught the
Once the trophies were handed out, and the annual group photo shot
taken, the contestants picked up a soda at the Market, a hot dog and fries at
the Inn and ice cream at the Pizza Shack.
just saw that knife
shows Howard the weigh-in procedure
Is it that big?
Mom will show you how
Oooo, it's slimey
In the shadow of Arthur's picture
I got it!
Owen with sisters Caelinn and Ella
Ok, so where's