November 29, 2023

Rochester Elks No.1393 conducts annual Kids Fishing Derby

Elk Members and their children gather for a group photograph at the conclusion of the Kids Fishing Derby.

ROCHESTER — Saturday, May 7, was a cold and windy day at the Farmington Fish and Game Club in New Durham, N.H., but that did not deter the enthusiasm of the 23 youngsters who showed up with their parents and grandparents to see who could win the prizes for “First Fish” and “Biggest Fish” caught in the Elks Annual Fishing Derby for Kids.

Fishing started at 8 a.m. and concluded at noon time with trophies being presented to the lucky winners, complimentary prizes for all and some snacks served to all who attended. Even Spider Man made an appearance!

Over 20 Elks members and officers volunteered to conduct the event, according to Peter Ducharme, Derby Chairman and Lodge Leading Knight. These members also made generous cash and material donations to supplement this annual youth activity. Ducharme said he was very grateful for all the support he received for this program and said he was extremely proud of the effort put forth by all involved.


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