Annual Fishing Derby Attracts Lake Emilie Crowd

By Vickie Babyak | Posted in: News

(All photos: Vickie Babyak, special to Tube City Almanac)

McKeesport's annual fishing derby attracted a crowd to Lake Emilie in Renziehausen Park on Saturday morning, including the Brooks, Nowak and Jordan families from Port Vue, shown above.

Organized by the McKeesport Recreation Board, this year's event was sponsored in part by Mutt Jr. Bait Shop and Smallies on the Yough, said Jim Brown, city recreation director.

Prizes were given throughout the morning and a lunch of hot dogs, chips, drinks and cupcakes was served.

Above, showing off their prizes are winners for most fish Caiden Tagaloe and Christine Wampler, and the winners for biggest fish Michael Blackwell and Leonnah Nehila.

Above, the Sabol family from Glassport.

Above, Curtis Harper, director of Concerned Fathers of McKeesport, with Adrian, Curan and Josah.

Above, seated are Recreation Board member Cheryl Cotter and city Recreation Director Jim Brown; standing are volunteer Quinton Wimbs and Board Member Chuck Jarrell.

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Originally published June 10, 2018.

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