To the editor:
The Derry Lions wish to thank everyone who helped to make our annual Kids Fish Derby a big success on a beautiful spring day. Participant ribbons were given to each angler, numerous door prizes were awarded and trophies were given for first, second and third place in several fish categories.
Our Ad book sponsors included Scott Lavoie Construction LLC, Daigle Plumbing and Heating, Crown Trophy, Londonderry Self Storage, Blue House Family Pizza, The Chop Shop, Chen’s Chinese Restaurant, Giovanni Pinna, Benson Ski & Sport, Sandown Lions, Left-Tees and Granite State Credit Union.
Vendors who provided merchandise or coupons or gift cards were Paisano’s Pizzeria, Shaw’s, Hannaford and Clam Haven.
A special thank you to Charlie Moore the Mad Fisherman for donating a generous supply of fishing gear for prizes.
Merchants who provided counter space for donation cans to defray the cost of the 400-plus fish stocked in the pond include Metro Market, Mary Ann’s, How’s Your Onion, Pizza Express, Derry Feed, Derry Diner, Kim’s Spa, Dino’s Piza, Benson’s Hardware and Chop Shop.
We also thank the Town of Derry for allowing us to use Hood Pond for our annual event.
Finally, a big thank you to our many dedicated members and friends who helped to make the Kids Fish Derby a success.