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Chapter awards bestowed at Forbes Trail Trout Unlimited Conservation Banquet

Kim Stepinsky | for the Tribune-Review
(from left), Forbes Trail Chapter Trout Unlimited treasurer, Monty Murty, vice-president, Angela DiFiore, president, Leo Vensel, and secretary, Scott Minster, gather at the Forbes Trail Trout Unlimited 41st Annual Banquet and Raffle, held at the American Legion Post 515 in Latrobe on Saturday evening, March 1, 2014.

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The 41st Annual Forbes Trail Trout Unlimited Conservation Banquet was held March 1 at American Legion Post 515 in Latrobe.

Lest anyone think it was just a group of guys getting together to talk fishing, event organizer MontyMurty was quick to point out that the organization's mission actually is to preserve, protect and restore the nation's trout streams and watersheds through scientific programs and projects, along with providing educational opportunities to women and young people.

The fish stories are a bonus.

The banquet sells out every year, Murty said, and 2014 was no exception. A long line of anglers-slash-conservationists were waiting outside before the doors opened.

Small wonder, as prizes included cash, signed and numbered art prints, and fly and spinning rods, including a custom creation by master fly rod builder Scott Minster, also in attendance. There also was a 2-pound chunk of solid chocolate molded into piscine form.

These chapter awards were presented: the Mowry Memorial Silver Trout Award for volunteer service to E. Lyle Farr of Greensburg; the Bordas Memorial Business Support Award to the Lincoln Highway Heritage Corridor, represented by Executive DirectorOlga Herbert of Latrobe; and the Mason Memorial Fly Fisher of the Year Award for contributions to trout angling to Greg Kassimer of Irwin.

Among attendees were chapter President Leo Vensel with Chrissy and Vice President AngelaDiFiore withTim Schultheis, along with Ralph Koscianski, David Miller, Adam Burau, Chuck Kuchta, Don and Shirley Kowatch, Mike and Lynn Johnson, Todd Bunner, Brennan Bunner, David Gonda, Paul Volkmann and Eric and Lisa Jenkins.

— Shirley McMarlin

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