Reel Men - Reel Mentors Flapjack fundraiser Nov. 17 in Charlotte

November 13, 2012 

As a part of their “Red Carpet” inception weekend, Reel Men – Reel Mentors is holding a flapjack fundraiser 7-10 am. Saturday, Nov. 17, at Applebee’s in Whitehall, 8710 S. Tryon St.

Reel Men – ReelMentors is an organization with the commitment and strategy to help young people succeed.

Meet professional anglers and take pictures in the fully rigged bass boats.

Breakfast costs $7 per person.

Professional Bass Angler Maliek Carrington, aka The Urban Angler, is founder of F4R Outdoors and initiated the mentoring program.

Catfish Club tourney Dec. 8 on Wylie

The Catawba Catfish Club announces events in its 2012-13 tournaments schedule, including two regular season and one championship event on Lake Wylie. Dates and location are as follows:

Dec. 8, Lake Wateree, Lake Wateree State Park

• Jan. 5, Lake Wylie, Buster Boyd Access Area

• Feb. 2, Lake Wateree, Lake Wateree State Park

• March 2, Fishing Creek Reservoir, Hwy. 21 Access

• April 13, Lake Monticello, Hwy. 99 Access

• Championship event for Catawba Catfish Club, May 4-5, Lake Wylie, Ebenezer Park

For more information, visit

Get ready for holiday boat parade

The 24th annual “Lights on the Lake” Holiday Boat Parade will be held Dec. 15 on Lake Wylie.

Boaters are encouraged to deck their bows and join this annual Lake Wylie Chamber of Commerce parade.

Awards will be presented to the participant with the most creative lighting display. There will be first-, second- and third-place winners.

The parade begins at 6:30 p.m., and the parade route spans both sides of the Buster Boyd Bridge.

Early registration by Dec. 13 costs $20, or $25 after and same day.

Boats will meet at 6 p.m. at T-Bones on the Lake docks near Buster Boyd Bridge Access Area for a boat captains meeting on event chair, Nancy Bedgood’s, 75-foot houseboat. Bedgood is owner of Light-N-Up Houseboat.

Registration forms and more information are available by calling 803-831-2827, emailing or visiting

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