Dracut Joins Area Clubs In Hosting Fishing Derby

DRACUT – Dracut Rotary Club joined the Tyngsboro-Dunstable Club from District 7910 and the Hudson-Litchfield Club from New Hampshire’s District 7870 to host the 10th Annual Fishing Day for Special Needs Children and Adults on Sunday, June 10.
Special needs children and adults from Greater Lowell and Southern New Hampshire are invited to participate in the event according to this year’s event chair, Christopher Degenhardt from the Tyngsboro-Dunstable Club. They don’t need to bring anything. Rods and bait, along with food and beverages, are provided.The Fishing Day is held yearly on the second Sunday in June at the Sportsmen’s Club in Tyngsboro, MA. According to DRC’s Chuck Moran, Dracut Rotary has been providing the food for the participants and volunteers every year for the past 10 years. “Our Club members do the cooking and serve up all the food,” said Moran adding, “we always have plenty of members who volunteer every year to help out.”This is also also an example of an inter-district event that has been working for a decade. According to Moran, it’s a coordinated effort that means a great deal to the participants and their families. “The kids and their families look forward to this every year,” said Moran. “This is a truly a worthwhile event and it’s always a special day for me,” said Moran.“It was an absolutely perfect day for this event,” said Dracut Club President, Chris Mullen as she dished out hotdogs, burgers and chips to the hungry fishermen.

According to participants Devin Meek and his dad, Donald, this was a great day. Devin didn’t catch any fish, but he had a lot of fun.

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