Annual Fishing Derby at McDade Park Scheduled for May 5th

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The Lackawanna County Commissioners and the Parks & Recreation Department have finalized plans for the 26th annual fishing derby at McDade Park on Saturday, May 5. The event is limited to the first 250 children and costs $5 to register.

There are two tiers of fishing times – 11 am to 12:45 pm for kids 4 – 8 years old; and 1:15 pm – 3 pm for those 9 – 12. Call the park office for details (570) 963-6764.

Shown from left: William Davis, deputy director for the parks & recreation department; Commissioner Jerry Notarianni, Commissioner Laureen A. Cummings, Commissioner Patrick M. O’Malley and Mark Dougher, the Parks & Recreation’s Buildings & Grounds Manager.  

 

Young Fishers Throw a Line in Annual Fishing Derby

Lackawanna County Commissioner Patrick M. O’Malley and members of the Parks & Recreation staff presented trophies to the winners in the 9 – 12 age category at the 25th annual fishing derby held recently at McDade Park.  Over 70 children participated in the event.

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Front row, from left: Kaylana Howey, first to the limit; Gina Abbatiello, fifth place largest fish caught; Olivia Van Levender, second place largest fish caught; Holden Cravetts, first place largest fish caught; and Aiden Van Levender, fourth place largest fish caught and first fish caught.  

Back row: William Davis, the County’s Deputy Director for Parks & Recreation; Commissioner Patrick M. O’Malley, Mark Dougher, the County’s Parks & Recreation’s Buildings & Grounds Manager; and Andy Kudzinowski, Kenny White and Bernie Pritchyk, Parks & Recreation staff.      

 

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Shown from left: Mark Dougher, the County’s Parks & Recreation’s Buildings & Grounds Manager; Commissioner Patrick M. O’Malley, Moriah Silverman, fourth and fifth place largest fish caught; William Vassel, first place largest fish caught; Cecelia Cravetts, third place largest fish caught; Michael Trombly, first fish caught and second place largest fish caught with Mason Trombly; Alex Hapstak, first to the limit; William Davis, the County’s Deputy Director for Parks & Recreation; and Andy Kudzinowski, Parks & Recreation staff.      

 

 

 

Local youngsters compete in fishing derby at McDade Park

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Lackawanna County Commissioner Patrick M. O’Malley and Parks & Recreation staff members participate in the presentation of trophies to the winners in the 4 – 8 age category at the 24th annual fishing derby held recently at McDade Park.  Over 80 children participated in the event.

Front from left Oliver Stewart, Old Forge, first fish caught; Noah Smith, Dunmore, fifth place for largest fish; Madison Kilmer, Carbondale, first to limit caught; Willow Ritter, first place largest fish, and Harmony Ritter, fourth place largest fish caught, both of Scranton; Gianna Loyek, Olyphant, second place largest fish caught; and Sarah Williams, Scranton, third place largest fish caught.

Back row: Commissioner Patrick M. O’Malley, John DeNunzio, Rich DeStefano, Norm Coupland, Jerry Melvin and Bennie Pritchyk, Parks & Recreation staff; and William Davis, Deputy Director of Parks & Recreation.