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Area residents take part in annual Special Needs Trout Derby

5/23/2013 - South Side Leader
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By Kathleen Collins

Photos: Scott Horstman
SOUTH AKRON — The free annual Special Needs Trout Derby took place May 18 at Little Turtle Pond in Firestone Metro Park.

The derby, which was for special needs children and special needs adults, was presented by the Goodyear Hunting & Fishing Club, the Ohio Division of Wildlife and Metro Parks, Serving Summit County.

Aaron Anderson, of Springfield, is shown at right with the rainbow trout he caught at the derby.

Volunteers from the Goodyear Hunting & Fishing Club were on hand to help the anglers.

Shown at left is Steve Isaacs, a member of the Goodyear Hunting & Fishing Club, posing in front of the fish information display at the pond. He is the current chairman and organizer of the Trout Derby.

Besides fishing, participants also enjoyed free hot dogs, chips and beverages.

— By Kathleen Collins

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