Members and volunteers of the Kellner's Dam Association are holding their 18th annual two-day children's fishing derby this weekend at the Kellner's Dam in Tamaqua.

The free derby will run from 9 a.m. to dark on Saturday and dawn to dusk on Sunday. Organizers state that about 200 kids are expected to take part in the event.

Children fishing on Saturday are asked, but not required, to start registering at 8 a.m. for the derby. Volunteers stated that the derby is open to children ages 4 to 15.

Some of the over 50 prizes consisted of fishing poles, tackle boxes, bicycles, nets and many other sport items.

"In total, the dam was stocked with over 600 fish for children to catch during the two-day derby," said Kellner's Dam Association President Tom Keerans Jr.

Food, drinks, and buttons will also sold to help pay for next year's fishing derby. In addition to the large donation board, a large new wooden message board will be prominently displayed at the derby.

The Kellner's Dam is managed by the association and owned by the Tamaqua Borough. For more information or ways to help the Kellner's Dam and it's park, call current Keerans at (570) 778-8117.