To every business, contributor and volunteer who had a part in this year’s program, rest assured you did a magnificent job in showing this year’s crop of students the true meaning of helping others. Because of your efforts you provided these children with knowledge, experiences and memories not soon forgotten.
Looking back in quiet reflection it becomes easy to see. In the end it was more than just fishing. It was about great people doing great things for great kids!
Freedom Hunt Fundraiser
A trap shoot and hog roast benefiting the upcoming Freedom Hunt will be held at the Cass County Izaak Walton League on Aug. 18. The event will begin at 2 p.m.
The Freedom Hunt is a special opportunity for handicapped children to experience the excitement of deer hunting during Indiana’s special youth deer hunting season. For details on the fundraiser or the upcoming Freedom Hunt, contact Brad Rozzi at 574-722-4560.
• Greentown resident Scott Dieterman earned a top-place finish in the recent Indiana Bass Federation State Finals held on the Ohio River near Lawrenceburg. Diterman put together more than 12 pounds of fish during the two-day event. A machine repairman for General Motors in Kokomo, Dieterman earned the opportunity to compete in the Northern Division finals held next year on Lake Erie.
“This was a huge honor,” said Dieterman. “I was very fortunate to win given the number of quality fishermen taking part in the event.”
Phil Reel, another local angler, finished in ninth place and also earned a berth in the Northern Division Finals.
• Larrell Norris and Dave Robertson came away double winners, taking first place and “big fish” honors after weighing in four largemouth and one smallmouth bass totaling 9 pounds. Their biggest dropped the scales at 2 pounds, 7 ounces. Fishing solo, Terry Thor grabbed second place with three fish weighing 5 pounds, 11 ounces. Third place went to Mike and Shane Harrison with three fish weighing 5 pounds.
• John Martino is the Tribune’s outdoors columnist. He may be reached by email at email@example.com.