Sam Williams with the Grove Sports Center presents Gary McDaniels with the $2,500 grand prize on Thursday, Aug. 3, for the 2017 Great Grand Bobber Drop. The top prize was provided by Grand Lake Casino. McDaniels was joined by his grandsons, Finn (3) and Gage (6) Oxendine. McDaniels said he caught his winning bobber near the Cowskin/Elk River Bridge on Highway 10. While McDaniels won the top prize, his grandsons claimed a floating cup holder, a half-day bow fishing trip and of course, ice cream cones from Dairy Queen, as their prizes. While a majority of the funds will go toward building a retaining wall, McDaniels said the boys will get to spend some of the money as they picked out soccer balls, marbles (but no sling shots) water guns and fishing lures at the sports center.