Save Our Native Species Inc.
S.O.N.S. of Lake Erie Fishing Club
(A 501 C (3) not for profit organization)

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Contact Information:
 President
Jerry Skrypzak

Vice President
Ed Kissell

Secretary
Don Tombaugh

Treasurer
Terry Pfeffer

Mail: PO Box 3605
Erie, Pennsylvania 16508

Phone/Fax: 814-453-2270
Email:
sonslakeri@aol.com

 

S.O.N.S. Take Vets Out Fishing

On Tuesday August 7th, 18 military veterans were treated to a free fishing trip aboard the “Perch Pirate”. They were accompanied by SONS volunteers to give them a hand. This was the first trip that day. A second trip went out at 3:00 pm on the same day with another 8 vets on board. The funds for the trips were provided by donations to the SONS from vets and social clubs through their Small Games of Chance programs.

On Friday September 7th we finished our last veteran’s event at Liberty Pier when a transport from the Erie VA Center brought 6 wheel chair patients for a fishing outing. It was a nice day and with help of SONS volunteers our brave veterans caught a few fish. Chuck Miller prepared a nice picnic lunch for the veterans, the VA staff and the volunteers. This culminated our summer fishing programs for our great veterans. Weather and mechanical problems disrupted our plans during the summer. This resulted in cancellations but we were able to get two trips on the Perch Pirate accomplished. (See the August issue of the Bucket). We were not able to reschedule a date for the vets trip on the Edward John however we have distributed vouchers for a free trip on the Edward John for those veterans that were affected by the prior cancellations.

VETERANS-- THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE!