A local man is going all the way out to help wounded warriors. Tim Hagan is the organizer of Catfish Nation, and the new owner of Mountaindale General Store. Catfish Nation puts on a fishing tournament ,yearly, catering to wounded vets. "I've had Military people in my family and a couple of years ago, I got hooked up with the Chaplain at Ft. Mead and they were looking to do something with the warriors, to forget their problems and have some enjoyment, and it took off from there," said Hagan.
"Supporting those who have given so much for us to be free and enjoy the life we have, has always been a big deal to me growing up. When the Catfish Nation was formed back in 2006, I was looking for someway to help others. We did a Red Cross benefit the first season, and stepped up to help a member whose girl had become sick in our second year," Hagen.
Hagen has held many fishing tournaments for wounded warriors. "We've had people who have been shot, lost a leg or arm, severely injured while trying to serve their country, and I thought this would be a great thing to get them away," continued Hagen.
The next tournament will be held in late March or early April. For more information go to www.thecatfishnation.com/WOUNDEDWARRIORS .