Fishing Derby makes a splash
AMENIA —The Amenia Lions Club hosted its annual Fishing Derby at Ralph Vinchiarello’s pond on Mygatt Road on Saturday, May 21. Attendance was high and spirits even higher. The children who participated raced to the tables set up by volunteers to have their catches measured; below are the results from the day.
First Fish Caught
Honorable Mention to Dylan Turner, 7, of Pleasant Valley
Up to age 4 Biggest Fish
First place — Danica Turner, 3, of Pleasant Valley, 9-inch fish
Second place — All caught 7-inch fish: Kellie Eisermann, 2, of Millerton; Tarance Vinchiarello, 4, of Amenia; and Lucas Vallely, 3, of Wassaic
Third place — Both caught 6.5-inch fish: Madeline Wesley, 3, of Millerton; and Lexi Barlett, 3, of Amenia
5- to 9-year-olds Biggest Fish
First place — Kristiana Wilson 8, of Pine Plains, 10-inch fish
Second place — Both with 9- inch fish: Hunter Breyette, 5, of Millerton; and Perrin Kirby, 5, of Amenia
Third place — Both with 8.5-inch fish: Dylan Turner, 7, of Pleasant Valley; and Andrew Schultz, 8, of Dover
10- to 13-year-olds Biggest Fish
First place — Andrew Nethercott, 12, of Amenia, 10-inch fish
Most Fish for the Day Trophy — Kristiana Wilson with a total of 23
Freshtown donated the hot dogs, chips and beverages and Amenia Archery donated the worms.
Ralph Vinchiarello donated the use of his property.
Lions Club members volunteered their time and energy.