Perfect weather, plenty of fish and tons of fun were all part of the 2019 Concordia Fishing Derby for Kids. Over 800 people – the most in the event’s five-year history – visited Lake Saxony to reel in bass, bluegill, catfish and sunfish. Also breaking records this year was the largest fish caught in the history of the event, an enormous 21-inch largemouth bass! (Read more for photos)
The weather was ideal with plenty of sunshine and temperatures in the mid to upper 60s. Prizes were given out every 15 minutes for the largest and smallest catches. Some fast facts about the event: we went through over 1,000 hot dogs, 1,500 night crawlers, 800 mealworms, and caught over 3,000 fish! A special thank you to our community partners who helped make the event a success:
• Doc Tile Flooring
• Etzel Engineer 2nd Build Inc.
• Reinhart Food Service
• Marburger Dairy Farm
• Culligan Water
• Gearhart’s Country Market
New this year was a photo contest of the best “big catch.” Thank you to everyone who shared some great photos with us on social media. This year’s winning photo was taken by Greg Ridinger! Greg won vouchers for two free meals at our Summer Festival on the Concordia at Cabot campus July 28.
A HUGE thank you to all the volunteers (especially the man in charge, Charlie Ekas), including the many Concordia employees/families, Trail Life Troop #PA1418, Saxonburg Fire Police and all the others who made the day a huge success! If you missed it, below are some pictures (click photos to enlarge). Feel free to leave a comment below or over on our Facebook Page. And if you have any pictures from the event, post them to the Concordia Facebook Wall!
Be sure to check the Events and News page for coming events at Concordia. The next mini fishing derby will be at the Summer Festival on July 28.
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