This year's Fishing for Freedom event is set for June 3rd though June 5th.  So far nearly 200 active military and veterans have signed up for the three day fishing experience and that list will grow between now and the event in early June. As a result, there is a need for volunteers and also for boaters with fishing boats for the event. If you can volunteer or are a boater will to donate your time and your boat for the event, please visit or call 217-779-3811.

This year's event will feature a fish fry at the Eagle's Club and a concert by the Aaron Stark Band at The Dock on Friday, the Heroes Banquet at the Oakley-Lindsay Center Saturday night and the final weigh-in Sunday at Clat Adams Park.