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Summer Fishing Derby for People with Special Needs to be Held Saturday, June 24


UNION COUNTY, NJ - The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders invites people with special needs to participate in the first Summer Fishing Derby for People with Special Needs this coming Saturday, June 24, at Echo Lake Park in Mountainside, New Jersey. The event is free of charge and will run from 10 am until 1 pm.

The fishing derby is open to all ages and fishing poles will be provided. The Eastern Central District Elks are co-sponsoring the fishing derby and will be on hand to serve hot dogs and cold drinks to attendees. Prizes will also be awarded to participants.

“This is a wonderful way to kick off the summer season in our parks and provide a safe and fun venue for both young and old to fish and enjoy the outdoors,” said Union County Freeholder Chairman Bruce H. Bergen.

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Those who wish to attend the fishing derby can register on line by visiting or call (908) 527-4781. You can also get more details and learn about other events planned by the Office of the Disabled.

Echo Lake Park is located between Springfield Avenue and Mountain Avenue in Mountainside and Westfield New Jersey.

For all Union County programs and services visit, call the Public Info Line, 877-424-1234, email or use the online Contact Form.

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