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Annual Fishing Derby Brings Families Together

Union County, NJ – Russell Landwehr of Linden displays his catch during the Spring Fishing Derby at Union County’s Echo Lake Park earlier this month. An avid fisherman, Mr. Landwehr attended with his daughter, Jan, to celebrate his 92nd birthday. The East Central District Elks organized and staffed the event with volunteers, and provided lunch and prizes. Union County partners with the Elks and other groups to offer recreation activities for people with disabilities of all ages including golf, swimming, karate, ice skating, horseback riding, ceramics, horticulture, cooking, yoga, and more. For more information on the Union County Recreation for People with Disabilities programs visit or contact Margaret Heisey, Program Coordinator, 908-527-4806 or (photo: County of Union).

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