The wind was blowing June 25, making setup and tear down difficult. But not the crowd.
Great young fishers, families, volunteers showing up to make a great event. We even had a very special guest come visit — 95-year-old Harry “Pete” W. Shaw Jr., a 75-year veteran of D-Day in Normandy. He was enlisted in the Army, 283rd Field Artillery Battalion.The 283rd FAB fought in five battle campaigns in 263 days of combat.
Harry was awarded five Battle Stars and four Bronze Stars. He recently returned from the 75th anniversary of D-Day in Normandy where he was recognized as a Veteran of the Year. Search YouTube for Harry Shaw Memoir for further information.
We recognize Harry’s commitment and sacrifice to our country with a group picture and want to thank him for his service.
Seventy-nine children caught and released 108 fish.
Thank you to our hot dog sponsor this week — The Lighthouse Church of Hackensack (https://www.thelighthousehackensack.com/)
Visit our Facebook page to view the weekly photos. You can search Facebook for “Hackensack Children’s Fishing Contest” or go to our website (www.hackcfc.com) and click on the Photo Album link on Facebook. Once on the photos page, you can select Album and go to the week you would like to look at.
If you are interested in helping as a volunteer or in sponsoring the contest this year, contact Bill Kennedy at (218) 838-9468 or firstname.lastname@example.org