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Fishing tourney Saturday for special needs youths

Staff Report

 

The Board of Directors of the Special Needs Youth Sportsmen, Inc. has scheduled a fishing derby for Saturday at a private pond in Fayette Township in Lawrence County.

The event will start at 10 a.m. and end at 2 p.m. Refreshments will be provided free for early arrivals and a free lunch will be provided for participants and their families at noon.

There will be volunteers on hand to cook some of the fish caught by the participants.

There is no cost to attend or participate in this event.

The event is open to all special needs youth up through age 17. All eligible participants are welcome and urged to attend.

Approximately 400 pounds of catfish will be stocked in the pond prior to the event. A limited number of tagged fish will be released. Those catching the tagged fish will receive prizes.

Funding for this event is provided by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Wildlife, the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service and private donations.

Directions to the event: From State Route 7 west of Chesapeake, turn north on County Road 15. Follow County Road 15 approximately 1.9 miles and turn right on County Road 59. Follow County Road 59 approximately nine-tenths of a mile and turn left onto Township Road 130-A. Follow 130-A approximately 1.9 miles to the event.

Signs directing persons to the event will be posted at the intersection of State Route 7 and County Road 15.

Special Needs Youth Sportsmen, Inc. is an Ohio not-for-profit corporation that offers outdoor activities for special needs youth.