Muncy Historical Society Hosts Fishing Derby
At the Muncy Heritage Park: Family events for kids to participate in fun and educational fishing activities and win prizes
On your mark. Get set. Fish! Come to the Youth Fishing Derby from 9 a.m. to Noon on Saturday, July 9, 2016 at Muncy Heritage Park and Nature Trail, 601 Pepper Street. Bring the family to the park and spend the morning fishing and participate in interactive and educational fishing-oriented activities, sponsored by Muncy Historical Society, Trout Unlimited and Lycoming College.
The event was planned in part, with the help of Lycoming College communication students Bethany Adamski, Michael Amaya and Malcolm Bell, in collaboration with Rebecca Holler, education coordinator, of the Pennsylvania Coldwater Habitat Restoration Program, Trout Unlimited, and the Muncy Historical Society.
Children under age 16 are eligible to participate and must be accompanied by a parent. Only one fishing pole per child is allowed. Participants must provide their own fishing equipment. All legal baits are allowed. An artificial lure will be given to each participant, donated by Wertman’s Fish and Bait Shop, 173 W Water St, Muncy.
Any fish caught with or without a tag are eligible for prizes. Each fish must be measured, and unharmed fish must be then released. Length of fish will determine the prize.
The catch-and-release fishing contest is the star of the show with prizes awarded for 1st place winners in three different age groups. Prizes include three fishing kits with lures, bait, rod and reel: a Shakespeare Bass complete fishing kit; a Shakespeare Walleye complete fishing kit; and a Shakespeare Trout complete tackle kit.
There will be food and drinks available in a picnic atmosphere.
Registration is free and will be held on the date of the event. This is an all-outside event so dress appropriately. The decision to cancel the day’s activities because of inclement weather conditions will be made by 8 a.m. For more information call (570) 546-5917.
Part of the Passport Program
The Fishing Derby is a great way to kickstart your exploration of Lycoming County with the 2016 Passport Program. Before the program ends on Nov. 16, participants will have the opportunity to experience what it was like to live, work, and celebrate in the past, enjoy what is now offered and perhaps win a prize.
The initiative is sponsored by members of the Historical Organizations of Lycoming County (HOLC), with support provided by the Lycoming County Visitors Bureau.
HOLC, a group of multi-disciplinary partners, is dedicated to preserving and interpreting local history. Its mission is to enhance public awareness, encourage community engagement, support preservation action and promote heritage education.
During each event attended, participants will have the opportunity to submit an entry for prizes to be awarded on Nov. 20. Although there is not a required number of events to attend to qualify for the drawing, only one entry per person per event can be completed; however, participants may submit one entry at each event. The more events a person attends, the greater the chance of winning a prize. To be eligible to win a prize, the person whose name appears on the entry form must be 18 or older.
The door prizes for the 2016 Passport Program include:
- An overnight stay at Hampton Inn Williamsport-Downtown, $75 gift card from historic Peter Herdic House Restaurant, and two tickets to the Williamsport Symphony Orchestra Concert, March 18, 2017;
- Four tickets to the 2017 Championship Game, 2017 Little League Baseball World Series;
- Four complimentary rounds at White Deer Golf Course, Vintage or Challenge course;
- $25 gift card, Sam’s Club or Walmart
If you have any questions contact the Muncy Historical Society, 570-546-5917, or any one of the participating HOLC members
About the Muncy Historical Society
Muncy Historical Society and Museum of History, a not-for-profit, all volunteer organization founded in 1936, focuses on preservation and conservation of the rich history and heritage of Muncy and surrounding communities – its people, businesses, education, arts, traditions and folklore – by sponsoring educational programs and activities, through research and publication of our history, and interpretation of the museum’s collection for the community, including schools, colleges, community groups and professional historians.
According to Bill Poulton, president of Muncy Historical Society, the Heritage Park, “is the heart of the history displayed throughout the town of Muncy, a small town proud of its rural culture and historical heritage. This trail will allow Muncy to showcase the history and natural beauty of Port Penn, a commercial center and residential area that grew out of and around the bustling West Branch Canal industry of the 1800s.”
On the web at: http://MuncyHistoricalSociety.org
About Trout Unlimited
Trout Unlimited operates at the grassroots level through over 400 chapters nationwide, with over 10 percent of those chapters located in Pennsylvania. Its mission is to conserve, protect, restore and sustain Pennsylvania’s coldwater fisheries and their watersheds, especially wild trout resources. Trout Unlimited restores streams through habitat improvement projects, conduct seminars on water quality and fisheries management, and work to educate the next generation about the importance of clean water and wild trout.
On the web at: http://www.PaTrout.org