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Next Weekend: 31st Annual Andover Kids Fishing Contest is August 13


The Andover NY tradition needs volunteers for the kids At Andover Pond

The Town of Andover Wetlands Project will be the scene for the annual Kids Fishing Contest which will be held on Saturday, August 13th   at the Andover Ponds (Route 21) from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  Registration will begin at 7:45 a.m.  Trophies will be awarded at 2:45 p.m.  There is no entry fee. 

            Age groups include: 5 and under, 6 – 8, 9 – 11, and 12 to 15.  Trophies will be awarded to the top three fish in each age group.  There will also be trophies for the smallest, largest and most fish of the day.  Other categories with trophies awarded are for largest bass and largest carp.  There is also a special award in memory of Senators Jess Present and Pat McGee who were supporters of the Wetlands Project since its inception.  The award is given to a participant who displays the qualities of Perseverance, Dedication, and Persistence which were the characteristics of the Senators.

            Refreshments will be available free of charge.  Pepsi Cola of Elmira has donated the soda.  Chips are donated by Frito Lay of Olean.  Other donations are pending.

            There will also be drawings and raffles for door prizes provided thus far by Andover Hardware, Certified Safety Products, Vars Engineering & Development,    Andover Rod & Gun Club, Wilkins Realty Appraisals, Machinist Union 1580 of Wellsville, Elks Lodge #1495 of Wellsville; Andover American Legion Post 397, Loyal Order Of Moose #601; Park Avenue Liquors of Wellsville;  J. W. Embser & Sons Funeral Home,  East Dyke Depot of Wellsville; Allegany County SCOPE; Middaugh Real Estate, Arvos -Ljungstrom Group of Wellsville, Mike’s on the Corner of Scio; Cartwright’s Maple Tree Inn, , L’Italia Restaurant of Wellsville; Otis Eastern,  Burger King of Wellsville, Wegman’s of Hornell, L.C. Whitford Company, General Roofing Supply of Wellsville; Maple City Savings Bank of Hornell, Applebee’s of Hornell; Baker-Swan Funeral Home,  Harold Ford Inc., VFW Post 2530 of Wellsville, Alfred Pharmacy, Ryan Agency, Serv U Credit Union, ALCO Federal Credit Union.   Also, The New York State Conservation Officer’s Association, Truax Brothers, Inc./Better Days, Short’s Oil; Southern Tier Concrete Products of Alfred; Texas Hot of Wellsville; Tim Shea Heating and Plumbing of Wellsville; Wellsville Lions Club; Community Bank, Eagle Claw, Zoom Bait Company, Zebco Family Fishing, Gitzit Lures, Magic Bait, Betts Lures, Fish USA,  Skimmer Baits, Captain Tac, and other national fishing companies. 

            Trophies are courtesy of the Town of Andover and provided by Sports Fanatic

of Hornell.

            Volunteers are needed to help with the contest and if you would like to help, or for more information, please call 585-593-1624 or 585-610-2241.  For information about the event, please see our website:

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