Nearly 80 youngsters at Scranton’s Fishing Day

Brian Burris shows off a fish he caught. | Scranton Journal photo

~by Ashley Squibb

On a bright sunny Saturday, June 3, the sixth annual Scranton Kids Fishing Day began with excitement. Youngsters and their parents began to arrive and the fishing spots filled up fast.

A picnic lunch was served and kids were eager to listen to the guest speakers. Dan Towers, Greene County conservation board and Dan Pauley, Greene and Carroll County conservation officer, gave an informative speech. The students learned a great deal in a short time. 

Next up was Joyce Webb, pastor for the United Methodist Church, along with Colleen Esdohr and Angela Eason, who encouraged and invited the youngsters to attend vacation Bible school June 18 – 21.

A lot of prizes were handed out and many name drawings were awarded. Thanks to the businesses and donations, every child, around 80, received a shirt and a cool bag along with a lot of nice prizes.

Several kids caught some carp, which Dan Pauley took to feed the eagles. That encouraged more fishing and by the time the day was over, most of the youngsters had huge smiles on their faces and fish on their lines.

This is a group effort and a lot of volunteer hours were contributed but most definitely it is a worthwhile event. Thank you to all who helped the whole year through to make this possible. A special thank you to the Squibb families for hosting this event year after year. Another Scranton Kids Fishing Day was a huge success. We hope to see you next year…”Keepin It Reel.”

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