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Vinson's surprise

Updated: April 20, 2011, 10:17 AM ET
By Deb Johnson | B.A.S.S. Communications

Greg Vinson spent his 34th birthday alone in Louisiana, practicing on Toledo Bend Reservoir for the TroKar Battle on the Bayou. A few days later, when he made his first Top 12 cut of the season, his family, friends and sponsor THY Enterprises decided he was not going to celebrate alone again.

His wife, Stephanie, at home in Wetumpka, Ala., and Dave and Theresa H. Young, owners of technical apparel maker THY Enterprises of Alexander City, organized a private plane trip to Many, La.

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