DALTON — The Dalton Fishing Derby was held Sunday, May 15 at Dalton Streamside Park.
Joe McGrath Sr. has been running the event for 13 years along with members of the fishing derby board including Tom Davis, president; Amber Sheridan, treasurer; Mary Ellen Shook, secretary; and Bill Montgomery, board member.
About 120 people including children and parents arrived to fish on the stream. Trophies and prizes such as fishing poles were awarded.
Sponsors included McGrath’s Pub, Bolock Law Firm, Dalton Borough, Dalton Lions Club, and Dalton Country Store.
This event was free and open to the community.
Volunteers and board members of the Dalton Fishing Derby gather during the event, held May 15. From left are Tom Davis, president; Amber Sheridan, treasurer; Deb Stanley, volunteer; Mary Ellen Shook, secretary; and Katie Gaggiano volunteer.
Volunteers gather for a photo during the Dalton Fishing Derby, which was free and open to the community. First row, from left, are Eric Stanley, Stacey Williams, Lisa Sobuta, and Debbie McGrath. Second row, Joe McGrath Jr., Susan Davidson, Joe McGrath Sr., and Amber Sheridan. Third row, Jason Loney, Harold Luther, Jeff Luther, Tim Ruddy, and Jim McGrath.
Children and parents crowd the shortline at Dalton Streamside Park during the fishing derby on May 15.
Two cousins show off their catches — a rainbow trout each. From left are Joe Evans, his son Michael Evans, Joe’s sister Christina Evans, and her daughter Alena Mason.