Fishing derby set for Sharpsburg
The first Sharpsburg Fishing Derby is set for May 3, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the fishing pier off 13th Street.
A limited number of spaces are available.
The registration fee is $10 per person.
Councilman Greg Domian said the event is a way for people in the borough to get to know their neighbors and take ownership of their town.
“This isn't just a fishing derby. It's a community event,” Domian said.
Among the activities at the pier will be a food stand operated by the Sharpsburg Volunteer Fire Department. Domian said it was important to have that kind of community involvement for the event.
For participants, several prizes will be available. First- and second-place cash prizes will be awarded for the biggest carp. A mystery weight will be decided before the event, and a fish caught that matches that weight will win that person $1,000. A $100 prize will be offered for the “ugliest” fish, and other prizes will be given throughout the day.
Coupons will be offered for a free child's bicycle helmet, which will be available this summer in various locations in the region through Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh.
Registration forms are available online at www.sharpsburgborough.com and at Memories Bait and Gun Shop and R&G Fish and Tackle Bait Shop. Forms can be returned to the borough building at 1611 Main St. from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays or to Northwest Bank at 905 Main St. from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday or from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday.
Forms should not be left in the borough drop box. Forms also can be mailed to the borough building, 1611 Main St., Pittsburgh, PA 15215.
For more information, see the event's Facebook page by searching for “Sharpsburg Fishing Derby.”
Tom McGee is an associate editor for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-856-7400, ext. 1513, or email@example.com.
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.
- Fee to rent Fireman’s Park in Aspinwall could increase
- From Aspinwall to New Kensington, free shuttle offers rides to some UPMC facilities
- Aspinwall seeks funds to begin Brilliant Avenue intersection work
- Sharpsburg hoopsters bringing back Wolves name
- Portion of Dorseyville Road closed for 3 weeks
- Single-lane nighttime closures to start on Route 28, near RIDC Park
- Demolition of Aspinwall salt shed starts, new facility will be built
- Trees to be trimmed before Aspinwall holiday event
- Aspinwall school feels like comfortable fit for principal
- St. Joseph Parish in O’Hara car, craft show to benefit Knights of Columbus
- Providing children with school supplies ministry of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Fox Chapel