Rod and gun club takes veterans fishing
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service employee Fran Stephenson is shown headed down to the far end of the lake to bring back some veterans for their lunch break.
Maria Jones of West Milford is about to begin cutting the cake donated by Wakefern Food, the owner of several area Shop Rite stores.
Ted Flaxman of Wantage enjoyed a day of fishing at the Wallkill River National Wildlife Refuge. Mr. Flaxman served in the Special Forces from 1965 to 1968. He was assisted by Double V member Pat Basso (left) also of Wantage.
VERNON — Vernon’s Double V Rod and Gun Club brought 36 disabled American military veterans, for a free day of fishing at the Wallkill River National Wildlife Refuge on Saturday.
Some 34 club members and seven additional boy scouts and volunteers helped make the day a success that included a fine lunch and celebratory cake donated by Wakefern Food, the owner of several area Shop Rite stores.
This section of the refuge is now open to all and features a brand new handicapped accessible fishing dock with ramps.
— Photos by Chris Wyman
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