Texoma fishermen cast a line for a good cause

Texoma fishermen cast a line for a good cause

LAKE ARROWHEAD, TX (KAUZ) - Dozens of Texomans took advantage of a bit of sunshine on Saturday and hit the water at Hippie Beach, near Lake Arrowhead, for a good cause.

More than 20 fishermen competed for a cash prize but more importantly, they competed to help those in need get back on their feet.

It is the first ever Faith Bass tournament hosted by Faith Enterprises in association with American Bass Anglers District 112.

All the proceeds raised in the event went to Wichita Falls Faith Mission's job readiness program.

Fishing takes a lot of patience and Faith Mission gives men, like Harold Lloyd, the skills they need, through their job readiness program, get back to work.

"It's a true blessing to be at the mission, it saved my life, it really did," Lloyd said.

Lloyd started the program again after leaving two years ago but this time he said he will graduate.

"God's done miraculous work in me," Lloyd said. "Last time I was here I was really prideful. This time I've taken to staying humble."

"It's a blessing to see someone graduate," Greg Mckenzie Faith Enterprises Program Director said.

Lloyd said his children were really happy to see him give the program another try.

"They supported me. They really did. They supported it 100 percent."

His children were so excited he said that they flew from Florida last May to see him.

The first-place winner took home a prize of $500, second place won $300 and third received $200.

Faith Mission said they plan on making Faith Bass an annual event. The next one is expected to take place around September or November.

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