2nd Annual Grant Taylor Memorial Fishing Rodeo

Come fishing and help raise money to cure a rare skin disorder.

Brad Gill | September 7, 2008

Grant Taylor was born with Epidermolysis Bullosa, a rare skin disorder. Grant passed May 14, 2007, but Waterville Baptist Church continues to raise awareness while helping to find a cure. Come fish and make a donation at the Sept. 6 Grant Taylor Memorial Fishing Rodeo.

The 2nd Annual Grant Taylor Memorial Fishing Rodeo in Walker County will raise money for Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB), a rare skin disorder that causes skin to become extremely fragile. EB took 8-year-old Grant Taylor’s life on May 14, 2007. Grant’s parents, with the support of Waterville Baptist Church in Trion, stay focused on finding a cure for EB. This year’s fishing rodeo will be held Saturday, Sept. 6, and donations made at the event go to DebRA (, the organization working on a cure.

The rodeo is open to everyone, and there is no cost to attend. However, please make plans to donate to help find a cure for EB.

Anglers will have five ponds to choose from, and catfish have been recently stocked. There will be prizes given for all age groups that fish. Expect plenty of food, an auction and even door prizes.

The event starts at 8:30 a.m. To get there from Trion, go north on Hwy 27 about 6 miles. Turn right on Hwy 151. Look for yellow fishing-event signs. Go 3 miles; turn right on Halls Valley Road. Go 2 miles, and look for Thomas Dairy Farm on left. The address is 411 Thomas Dairy Rd., Trion.

For more information on the fishing rodeo, call (423) 667-3043 or (423) 580-7697.

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