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July 20, 2013

New Day youngsters get a line on fishing

VINCO — Six-year-old Anayla Jordan of Johnstown takes a few minutes between casting practices to watch her bobbin floating on the Golden Rod Sportsmen’s Club pond.

“I learned you have to be patient and be careful when you get one,” Anayla said, pulling her line out for another cast.

She said she caught six fish Saturday morning.

Johnstown Sportsmen’s Association’s Fish Rodeo with New Day Inc. on Saturday provided Anayla with her first fishing experience at the Jackson Township facility on Shamrock Street near Vinco.

She was among 24 New Day summer program participants on a field trip from New Day’s Kernville operations center.

“A lot of these kids never fished before,” said Tracy Rhodes, summer activities director. “They really look forward to it.”

Volunteers from the Johnstown Sportsmen’s Association provided equipment and bait, and helped the youngsters learn about fishing, representative Kathy Holtzman said.

The association has been holding the Fish Rodeo for New Day for at least 10 years.

The program allows city children to explore different areas of interest during the school break. Kids can choose various “clubs,” including science, basketball, Spanish, history, drama, crocheting, choir and sign language.

Choir participants will perform in concert at 6 p.m. Friday in the 110 South St. center.

“Families will get to see what they are doing all summer,” Rhodes said.

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