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Classic start pushed back

This year, participants in the Peach Classic fishing tournament can haul in their catches without also catching a sunburn.

The tournament, which is hosted by the Rotary Club of Chilton County, will be held from 4-10 p.m. on June 19.

“We have been asked to have the tournament when it would be cooler,” club President Carl Mims said. “We thought we would try an evening tournament.”

As in the past, there will be a $1,000 payback guaranteed to the winner. Also, a drawing will be held for a 16-foot crappie boat from Gene’s Marine in Montgomery.

The boat will not include motor and trailer, and the winner would have to pay taxes on the boat, which is valued at about $3,300.

The entry fee will be $85 per boat, and there will also be a $10 big fish entry fee.

Prizes will also include $750 for second place, $500 for third place and $250 for fourth place.

Pre-registration forms can be picked up at The Clanton Advertiser, Central Alabama Electric Cooperative and Baugh Ford, or by calling Mims at 646-2641 or e-mailing him at cmims@coop.caec.com.

Proceeds benefit Rotary Club, whose charitable projects include providing dictionaries for all third grade students in Chilton County, the worldwide polio foundation, the local pregnancy crisis center, and the free lunch program, among others.