Thursday, April 16, 2009

Let's Go Fishing With Seniors

Retired Minnesota Conservation Officer, Tom Chapin, visited us this morning to talk about the local chapter of Let's Go Fishing with Seniors. LGFWS is a program that takes Senior Citizens out for fishing and boatinng excursions on a pontoon boat.

The Itasca County chapter started in 2008, and is a real success. Last year, they took 42 groups of senior out on the pontoon boat. Most of the groups were from area nursing homes or senior groups, but he stressed that trips can be organized for groups of individual seniors who just wabt to get out on the water. In other words, if a groups of senior friends want to go out fishing, or just on a boating excursion, LGFWS can help.

The boat is moored on Lake Pokegama, but the folks who organize the trips are willing to go to just about any lake in the county where they have good access that can accomodate the group. The schedule will be filling up fast, so if you have a group that wants to take advantage of this fun program, make arrangements as soon as you can.

Volunteers and donations are needed to help sustain the progam. You can learn more about Let's Go Fishing With Seniors at their website www.lgfwsitasca.comLink

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