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MIHI organizes May fishing event at Pangborn Park

April 30, 2002|BY DAN KULIN /Staff Writer

dank@herald-mail.com

The young, the old and the disabled are invited to a day of trout fishing at Hagerstown's Pangborn Park on Saturday, May 11.

The nonprofit group Many Individuals Helping Individuals (MIHI) is organizing the event at the park on Pangborn Boulevard.

"We try to make recreation available for everyone," said City Councilman N. Linn Hendershot, who is the MIHI chairman. "Fishing is something everyone can do. If you can get to the water you can fish."

Pangborn Park is a good spot for the event because of its paved pathways.

"The little lake is perfect for what we're trying to do," Hendershot said.

For the event, the Maryland Department of the Environment is stocking the pond at the park with 400 trout.

The day of fishing is open to anyone 65 and older, 12 or under, and people with disabilities, Hendershot said.

"I encourage parents to bring their youngsters," Hendershot said.

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The event, which is free to participants, will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 11.

If it rains that day, the event will be held from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday, May 12, he said.

Fishing gear and bait will be provided to anyone without it, he said. The supply of equipment is limited so people should bring their own if they have it, Hendershot said.

Trophies will go to those who catch the largest, smallest and most fish, he said.

Hendershot said the DNR has given MIHI special permission to let people without a fishing license fish in the event.

For more information, call MIHI at 301-745-6444.

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