First Annual Family Fishing Derby in Greer, AZ

This family-friendly event will include complimentary breakfast, a BBQ Picnic lunch benefitting the local Boys and Girls Club, a fun awards ceremony, and of course, fishing!

Online PR News – 07-April-2012 – Greer, AZ – * MEDIA ADVISORY *

First Annual Greer Family Fishing Derby

Presented by Molly Butler Lodge & Cabins and The Lazy Trout General Store

The First Annual Greer Family Fishing Derby will offer plenty of fun for the whole family with a free breakfast, a BBQ picnic lunch in the meadow benefiting the local Boys and Girls Club, prizes in a variety of categories, and an awards ceremony at this historic Molly Butler Lodge following the event.

Prizes will be awarded for first fish, biggest fish, etc. There will also be 5 tagged fish in the ponds which will snag special prizes if caught! Fish cleaning stations with “expert cleaners” located near the ponds will enable families to leave with their filets ready to cook! Teams will receive a recipe and instructions on “How To Cook Your Trout”.

The Lazy Trout, Main Street, Greer, Arizona. The Lazy Trout offers 3 private ponds; no fishing license required!

No entry fee and no fishing license required! Teams will simply pay by the inch for the number of fish they keep. Breakfast is FREE and lunch proceeds will benefit the local Boys and Girls Club.

Schedule & Activities:
Saturday, May 5
9 a.m. – Registration and free breakfast offered by The Lazy Trout
10 a.m. to Noon – Kids & Family Fishing Derby (12 yrs and under with an adult)
Noon to 1 p.m. – BBQ Picnic Lunch in the Meadows next to the Trout Ponds.
1 p.m. to 3 p.m. – Big Boys & Girls Fishing Derby (13 yrs and up)
5 p.m. – Fishing Derby Awards Ceremony at Molly Butler Lodge on Main Street in Greer! Folks are encouraged to stay afterwards for dinner and enjoy a special menu featuring delicious fish entrees by Molly’s Chef Ruben.

Fishing Gear:
Buy or rent fishing gear from the Lazy Trout! Call ahead for details and pricing: 928-735-7540

Cabins & Lodging:
For reservations: 928-735-7226. There are three quaint lodge rooms available for $75 to 95 per night, but guests can also enjoy the privacy and charm of authentic woodland lodging in any of Molly’s 50+ private cabins. From small rustic log cabins to million dollar luxury log home estates on acre+ lots, Molly’s cabins are located throughout Greer’s rolling hills and forests, ranging in size to sleep anywhere from two to 18 people. Prices range from $95 to $495 per night.

For dining reservations at Molly Butler Lodge restaurant: 928-735-7226.

Any member of the media who would like to attend the event or desiring hi res photos and b-roll video footage of the event, please contact:
Kelly Wood, 480-239-0109,
Heather Pulley, 443-926-3320,

About Molly Butler Lodge & Cabins:
Located in the picturesque mountain village of Greer, Arizona, The Historic Molly Butler Lodge & Cabins is the oldest continually operating lodge in the state of Arizona and has entertained many famous guests and U.S. presidents. It’s founder, Molly Butler (1877-1964), was truly the stuff of legends—hardy, self-reliant, and generous with a spunky enthusiasm for frontier life that was endearing and contagious. Today Molly’s is committed to carrying on the legacy of genuine hospitality engrained by its namesake, offering visitors award-winning dining, a wide variety of comfortable lodging and cabins (sleep 2 to 18), and a year round calendar of events that translates into lots of good old-fashioned fun for couples, friends and families! For more information on the history of Molly’s, dining, lodging and cabins, weddings or group events, and to check out Molly’s Annual Events Calendar, please visit and

About Greer:
Tucked into Arizona’s lovely White Mountains at 8500 feet altitude, the ‘alpine’ village of Greer is truly “trapped in time”. Because it’s well off the beaten track, couples, families, and groups of friends love to get-away-from-it-all in Greer, enjoy the great outdoors, and spend quality time together!