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Join Us at the Summer Fishing Derby for Persons with Special Needs on August 21

summer fishing derby flyerUnion County, NJ – The Union County Board of County Commissioners in partnership with Elizabeth Public Schools, Elizabeth Education Association, and Elizabeth Parent Support Group would like to invite all residents with special needs and disabilities to the Summer Fishing Derby on Saturday, August 21 at Warinanco Park in Roselle.

The event takes place from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. and is free, however, pre-registration is required at

“The Commissioner Board and I are excited to host this wonderful event again,” said Commissioner Board Chairman Alexander Mirabella. “We are proud to be in a position of creating new opportunities for our special needs residents to safely enjoy the outdoors.”

The Summer Fishing Derby is open to all ages. Chairs and fishing poles will be provided but participants are welcome to bring their own. Snacks and drinks will also be provided.

“As a wonderful way to spend time with the entire family, we invite special needs residents of all ages and their families to come enjoy this amazing event.” said County Commissioner Sergio Granados.

For more information on the Fishing Derby program, please contact Jasmine Whitous at the Union County Office for Persons with Disabilities and Special Needs by phone at (908) 527-4781 or email at

More information about the Union County Office for People with Disabilities and Special Needs is available online at

For information and updates on all Union County services during the COVID-19 outbreak, including the Union County COVID-19 Test Center at Kean University, the Mobile Test Unit, vaccination information, emergency food distribution and other support services, visit General information about COVID-19 is available through the New Jersey Department of Health at


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