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Sparta's Annual Recreation Derby a Draws Anglers of All Ages

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Brendan Tencza caught "five fish, some seaweed and a stick" Credits: Jennifer Dericks
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Victoria Greuter Credits: Jennifer Dericks
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Gene and Peter Donnelly Credits: Jennifer Dericks
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A very serious angler Credits: Jennifer Dericks
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Sharon Praeg, Mayor Gil Gibbs, Donna Jenkins and Carol Bull of the Sparta Recreation Advisory Board Credits: Jennifer Dericks
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Cole and Sherri Callaghan Credits: Jennifer Dericks
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Grant Lieb fishing with dad Credits: Jennifer Dericks
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Brady Acker ready to cast Credits: Jennifer Dericks
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Soccer playing fishermen Credits: Jennifer Dericks
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Team work Credits: Jennifer Dericks
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Maddy, Nate and Brian Jacobus Credits: Jennifer Dericks
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Charlotte and Jason Eck Credits: Jennifer Dericks
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Brady Eck Credits: Jennifer Dericks
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Kennedy Prail Credits: Jennifer Dericks
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Evan and Tom Saulys Credits: Jennifer Dericks
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Williem Koehler and dad Credits: Jennifer Dericks
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Parker Koehler Credits: Jennifer Dericks
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Xavior and Nick Franko Credits: Jennifer Dericks
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Erin, Adam and Tate Wood Credits: Jennifer Dericks
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Kevin Healey Credits: Jennifer Dericks
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Dane O'Malley Credits: Jennifer Dericks
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Daniel O'Malley Credits: Jennifer Dericks
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Brandon Sanagorski Credits: Jennifer Dericks
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Nicholas Kallopoulos Credits: Jennifer Dericks
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Eli Sehnaoui Credits: Jennifer Dericks
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Simon and Kyle Canales Credits: Jennifer Dericks
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Frank Schweiger Jr and dad Frank Schweiger Credits: Jennifer Dericks
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Brett Kellenberger with grandpa Fred Zweig Credits: Jennifer Dericks
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Madox Giannantonio Credits: Jennifer Dericks
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Declan Giannantonio Credits: Jennifer Dericks
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Marley Lane Credits: Jennifer Dericks
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Wesley and Bradley Lane Credits: Jennifer Dericks
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Shane and Teague Stiansen Credits: Jennifer Dericks
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Charlote Krumpfer's first time fishing Credits: Jennifer Dericks
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Sparta Police Officers Herd, Favaro and Snyder came to visit Credits: Jennifer Dericks
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Jack Smith snagged "two fish and a stick" Credits: Jennifer Dericks
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Cillian and Declan Johnson Credits: Jennifer Dericks
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SPARTA, NJ-Young anglers brought their parents and grandparents to the pond at Station Park on Saturday, May 5 to enjoy the annual Trout Derby.  The pond was stocked with trout by the Sparta FOP.  The popular event was sponsored by the Sparta Recreation Advisory committee. 

Peter and Gene Donnelly were very successful; Peter caught seven fish and Gene caught six.  Cole Callaghan caught two fish, Colin Gorab caught one too. 

Victoria Greuter found that "bass like corn better than hot dogs."

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Jack Smith, fishing with his father and grandfather caught "two fish and a stick."

Brendan Tencza was excited to explain he "caught five fish, some seaweed and a stick."  He did express consternation about "how a stick could get on the hook?"

As usual the committee had asked for donations to the food pantry from participants.  They had several boxes lined up on picnic tables in the pavilion. 

Marley Lane was there with her boys Wesley and Bradley.  She said, "They [the Recreation committee members] have been super helpful.  It's really been fun."

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