Great day for a fishing derby

Friends Emma Vallely, left, and Samantha Meehan showed off their catch at the Lions Club’s annual fishing derby. Photo submitted

AMENIA — The Ralph Vinchiarello/Amenia Lions Club Kids Fishing Derby couldn’t have taken place on a lovelier day, on Saturday, May 18, at Vinchiarello‘s pond off Mygatt Road. 

The late Vinchiarello, a fishing enthusiast, former town supervisor and county legislator, had provided the pond by his home, at the intersection of Old North and Mygatt roads, for the derby since its inception, roughly 25 years ago.

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