NC Fishing Events Geared Toward Grandparents on Sept. 10

Lake dock, CrowdersMountainStatePark. Source:
Lake dock, CrowdersMountainStatePark. Source:

North Carolina State Parks are hosting two events geared toward grandparents, schedule for September 10, 2016, in two NC parks.

Grandparents Day is Sunday, September 11, 2016. More on this annual day is included after the NC fishing events information.

Goose Creek Grandparent’s Day Fishing Event

Grandparents, bring your grandchildren and meet at the swim beach for a chance to fish the brackish waters of the Pamlico River.  This program is for ages 6 and up.  We will practice casting, baiting a hook and hopefully taking fish off the hooks.  This will be a catch release program.  Fishing license are not required for the program.  Space is limited, so registration is required.  Please call the park at 252-923-2191 to register.  All equipment will be provided, however, feel free to bring your own.  Wear clothes and shoes you do not mind getting wet and sunscreen.

This event is on Saturday, September 10, 2016, 9am.

This fishing event starts at the Swim Beach, Goose Creek State Park, 2190 Camp Leach Road, Washington NC.

For more information, call 252.923.2191 or email.

Crowders Mountain Fishing with the Grandkids

Come celebrate Grandparents Day at the lake. Fishing is a great way to make lasting memories and spend quality time with your grandchildren. Grandparents you are invited to join us at the park lake for a Ranger lead fishing program. Tackle, bait and refreshments will be provided by the park. So grab the young’uns and join us for a GREAT time!!! Grandparents will need to bring a valid North Carolina Fishing License if you plan on fishing. Youth under 16 years of age are not required to have a license. Please call the park office at 704-853-5375 to register for this free event.

This event is Saturday, September 10, 2016, 4-5pm.

This fishing event starts in the lake parking lot, Crowders Mountain State Park, 522 Park Office Lane, Kings Mountain NC.

For more information, call 704.853.5375 or email.


National Grandparents Day 2016: September 11

In 1970, Marian McQuade initiated a campaign to establish a day to honor grandparents. In 1978, President Jimmy Carter signed a federal proclamation, declaring the first Sunday after Labor Day as National Grandparents Day. This day has been celebrated every year since to honor our nation’s grandparents.

The US Census Bureau released these statistics regarding grandparents’ role in our society.

The number of grandparents whose grandchildren under age 18 were living with them in 2014: 7.2 million.

Grandparents as Caregivers:

  • The number of grandparents responsible for the basic needs of one or more grandchildren under age 18 living with them in 2014 was 2.6 million. Of these caregivers, 1.6 million were grandmothers and 1.0 million were grandfathers.
  • The number of grandparents responsible for grandchildren under age 18 whose income was below the poverty level in the past 12 months was 547,722, compared with the 2.1 million grandparent caregivers whose income was at or above the poverty level.
  • The median income for families with grandparent householders responsible for grandchildren under age 18 was $49,700. Among these families, where a parent of the grandchildren was not present, the median income was $37,044.
  • The number of married (including separated) grandparents responsible for caring for their grandchildren was 1.8 million.
  • The number of grandparents in the labor force responsible for their own grandchildren under age 18 was 1.5 million. Among them, 383,694 were 60 years or older.
  • The number of grandparents who had a disability and were responsible for their grandchildren was 671,119.
  • The number of grandparents responsible for their grandchildren who were living in owner-occupied housing was 1.8 million, compared with 831,146 that were living in renter-occupied housing.
  • The number of foreign-born grandparents responsible for their own grandchildren under age 18 was 481,713. This contrasts with 2.1 million native-born grandparent caregivers.
  • The number of grandparents responsible for their grandchildren who spoke only English was 2 million. Another 248,942 spoke another language, but spoke English “very well;” 384,077 spoke another language and spoke English less than “very well.”


  • The number of children under age 18 living with a grandparent householder in 2014 was 5.8 million. Nearly half or 2.7 million were under age 6.
  • The number of children in 2015 who were living with both of their grandparents, regardless of whether they were also living with their parents, was 3.1 million.
  • For more information, visit the Census Bureau online tool for searchable facts.
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