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Schroon Lake Fish & Game Club to be honored

In the 1930s the club assisted the federal Civilian Conservation Corps and began youth programs.

"I don't think people realize everything we do," Bunny Surprenant, club vice president, said, "especially with youth. Except for the school, there's no one more involved with youth in our community."

Besides hosting youth hunter safety courses, the club sponsors the local Boy Scout troop, is home to the town Little League program, sends children to Camp Colby conservation camp, awards scholarships to graduating Schroon Lake Central School students and holds an annual youth fishing derby.

"We realize our youth will be our future members," Sage said. "It's important to get them interested and keep them involved."

The club has also contributed to many local projects in the community and at the school and sponsored environmental workshops for teachers.

The Schroon Lake Fish & Game Club takes part in community events like the annual Fourth of July celebration and serves as home to the Schroon Lake-North Hudson Snowmobile Club.

The club may be best known for its annual lobster and steak bake that attracts hundreds of people each September. It serves as the club's primary fundraiser along with its annual ice fishing tournament in March.

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