To all who helped with fishing program, thanks a bunch [UPDATED]Published 3:52am Monday, October 28, 2013 Updated 5:53am Monday, October 28, 2013
With the coming of fall, the boating season for the Otter Tail County Chapter of Let’s Go Fishing for Seniors has concluded our fourth year. This non-profit organization provides about 50 annual outings for senior citizens on nearly a daily basis beginning in June and ending in September each season.
We have about 25 volunteers who drive the pontoon boat and tend to details needed to manage this free service to seniors in our community. Our volunteers have operated for four years without a single volunteer missing an outing that they signed up to help with. They are a great bunch of guys who cheerfully take the seniors either fishing or on a pontoon ride.
At the risk of overlooking someone, there are several entities that have contributed to our organization and to the seniors in our community. In no particular order, we are especially grateful to the Fergus Falls Elks Lodge 1093, to ShoreMaster LLC, to Lakes Area Docks and Lifts, to ShoreMaster Fabric Products, to Otter Tail Power Company, to Quality Toyota, to Arc and Spark, to B and B Farms, to the Minnesota Veterans Home and especially to Service Food each for their significant assistance this operating year Local sportsmen’s clubs who helped this year include the Fergus Falls Fish and Game Club, the Stalker Lake Club and the Amor Club. Without the financial and in kind help these organizations and companies provided, there would not be a Let’s Go Fishing program for the elderly in our community. There are others. Our advertisers have logos posted on our pontoon boat. Their contribution is used to cover our operating cost. We are thankful to those individuals who send us a donation. It all helps to provide an opportunity for the elderly to have an outing that they thoroughly enjoy.
So as we conclude another year, I am very proud to be a part of a community that does so much for so many. Thank you volunteers, businesses, individuals and all who make our service possible.
Coordinator for LGF