ILWACO — For the past 21 years, the city of Ilwaco has been proud to host the Annual Black Lake Fishing Derby for kids. The 21st Annual Black Lake Fishing Derby will be held on April 27, from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m.

This event is entirely funded by generous sponsorships and donations from community members and local businesses. In order to create a memorable experience for the children who attend this event, the Ilwaco Parks and Recreation Commission is offering several sponsorship levels that include logos or names included on T-shirts given to every child who participates and on signage at the event. In addition, raffle prize donations are also needed. To ensure sponsors receive all the benefits of their sponsorship package, the commission is requesting contributions by March 30.

In addition to sponsorships, the commission is also seeking logo designs for the 2013 Black Lake Fishing Derby T-shirts. The contest is open to all students K-12 in the Ocean Beach School District. Designs must be in black pen or pencil and fit on a 8” x 8” square. Submissions must include name, school, grade, parent’s name, parent’s phone and email. Only one submission per contestant. Designs should be submitted at school offices, in person at Ilwaco City Hall (120 First Ave. N) or mailed to: City of Ilwaco, P.O. Box 548, Ilwaco WA 98624. The deadline is March 22.

For more information regarding sponsorships, the logo contest or registration, visit or contact City of Ilwaco at 642-3145.

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