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The Ridgway-Elk County Chamber of Commerce has announced the new date of April 3 for the Annual Trout-a-Thon, in accordance with the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) moving up and consolidating the season Statewide.

The Trout-a-Thon" is sponsored by the Chamber each year, and the Ridgway Record has agreed to be the prize headquarters this year. When anglers catch a tagged fish, they can turn the tag in at the Recor Office in Ridgway for local gift certificates, souvenirs, and "chamber cash" to be spent locally. This event runs through the summer, with tags being accepted until the prizes run out.

"Because of the COVID-19 pandemic this past year, it was difficult coordinating with anglers to pick up prizes," said Gennaro Aiello, a local businessman, and Chamber member as well as an avid outdoorsman, "But with the Ridgway Record helping out, we will have it covered this year for the fourth year in a row." "What we really need to make this a success is both fish tag and prize sponsors from local the local area," said Aiello, "and I think this is a great way for businesses and organizations to help with a county-wide event safely."

Businesses or individuals looking to donate to the Trout-A-Thon can contact either the Ridgway Chamber of Commerce at (814) 776-1424 or the Ridgway Record Office at (814) 773-3161. Successful anglers will be able to pick up a prize at the Record Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m.

Aiello thanked the volunteers from the two major restocking operations, the Domtar Fish and Game Club and the Island Run Sportsman Club. "The Domtar Fish and Game Club usually stock West Branch and Powers Run," said Aiello, "With Island Run Sportsmen's Club stocking Elk Creek, Big Mill creek, and the Ridgway Reservoir." "Both of these groups will continue stocking fish throughout the season, and they deserve a lot of credit for keeping this tradition alive through the COVID-19 crisis.

The Ridgway-Elk County Chamber of Commerce has announced the new date of April 3 for the Annual Trout-a-Thon, in accordance with the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) moving up and consolidating the season Statewide.
 
The Trout-a-Thon" is sponsored by the Chamber each year, and the Ridgway Record has agreed to be the prize headquarters this year. When anglers catch a tagged fish, they can turn the tag in at the Recor Office in Ridgway for local gift certificates, souvenirs, and "chamber cash" to be spent locally. This event runs through the summer, with tags being accepted until the prizes run out.
 
"Because of the COVID-19 pandemic this past year, it was difficult coordinating with anglers to pick up prizes," said Gennaro Aiello, a local businessman, and Chamber member as well as an avid outdoorsman, "But with the Ridgway Record helping out, we will have it covered this year for the fourth year in a row." "What we really need to make this a success is both fish tag and prize sponsors from local the local area," said Aiello, "and I think this is a great way for businesses and organizations to help with a county-wide event safely."
 
Businesses or individuals looking to donate to the Trout-A-Thon can contact either the Ridgway Chamber of Commerce at (814) 776-1424 or the Ridgway Record Office at (814) 773-3161. Successful anglers will be able to pick up a prize at the Record Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m.
 
Aiello thanked the volunteers from the two major restocking operations, the Domtar Fish and Game Club and the Island Run Sportsman Club. "The Domtar Fish and Game Club usually stock West Branch and Powers Run," said Aiello, "With Island Run Sportsmen's Club stocking Elk Creek, Big Mill creek, and the Ridgway Reservoir." "Both of these groups will continue stocking fish throughout the season, and they deserve a lot of credit for keeping this tradition alive through the COVID-19 crisis.

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