Crown Point Crown Point children will have a chance to learn about ice fishing from experts.
The Vermont Sportsman Association will hold a free ice fishing clinic for children age 15 and younger Saturday, Feb. 11, 10 a.m. to noon at Monitor Bay Park on the shores of Lake Champlain.
All children need to be accompanied by an adult or guardian and are advised to dress warmly and appropriately.
An introduction to the equipment used, proper ice fishing techniques and ice safety will be covered. Prizes will be awarded.
The Marine Corps League DET 791, the Essex County Leathernecks, are sponsoring the event with assistance from the Crown Point Chamber of Commerce.
“The Crown Point chamber is supporting the event by supplying manpower, a portable bathroom and refreshments for the children attending,” Nancy Ockrin, chamber co-chair, said. “Hot dogs, hot drinks and other refreshments will be available by donation.
“Some of the individual supporting businesses for the event include Norm’s Bait and Tackle, Crown Point Barbecue Catering and Stoney Lonesome Bed and Breakfast,” she added. “Other caring folks from First Congregational Church and the Crown Point community will also be on hand and helping.”
Ockrin expressed her gratitude to the Marine Corps League.
“We couldn’t have done this without these guys,” she said. “Commandant Brad Peters and Junior Vice Commandant Mike Forand are to be especially thanked for all they did to make this happen.”