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--- Issued July 13, 2010

The Fifth Annual Housing Authority “Learn to Fish Program” was one of the many summer activities held for young HACE residents this summer, activities ranging from fishing to sailing to horseback riding to sports.

The fishing event is always one of the most popular,

The first two days of the program covered Fishing safety, equipment, and techniques of fishing. (During this time, Earth Force conducted an environmental class for the participants at the McDannel Run Stream at the John E. Horan Garden Apartments.)

Thirteen youths participated in the fishing program this year. On the third day, after the two days of educational preparation, these youngsters along with 14 young past-graduates of the Learn to Fish Program, were treated to a “fishing day” at the Rotary Pavilion Pond at Presque Isle State Park.

The fishing day included fishing with the mentor volunteers and a cookout consisting of unique foods including venison sausage, perch, and homemade French fries. At the end of the day, the participants attended a graduation ceremony during which they received Certificates of Completion and fishing sets from John E. Horan, executive director of the Authority.

Mentors in the program, some of whom have been with the program from the
beginning, included C.O.P.P.S. Program officers, Erie County Adult and
Juvenile Probation, Authority Staff, Inter-Agency Team Members and
several community volunteers