PHOTO: Fishing Derby Winners

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LINDEN — The Linden Department of Public Property and Community Services sponsored the fifth annual George W. “Butchie” Scoles Fishing Derby held at “the Pond” in Wilson Park. George Scoles was a maintenance worker for the Linden Department of Public Property who passed away in June of 2008. He was a good family man, a hard worker and an avid fisherman. The Derby was named in his honor shortly after his passing. This year’s Derby saw over 60 individuals fishing and awards were presented in two age categories for the Largest Fish Caught, the First Fish Caught ,and the Most Fish Caught. Winners received new fishing polls and reels and are pictured above with members of the Scoles family. Front row (l-r) Adam Douglas, Aaron Douglas. Second row (l-r)Nick Johns, Tyler Gobel, Robert Zack and Vinny Genni. Back row (l-r) Ryann Scoles, Butchie’s second daughter, Mrs Judith Scoles, holding son Butchie’s picture, Dorian Scoles, Butchie’s Wife and Tyler Scoles, Butchie’s First daughter. Missing from the picture is Nicholas Paze. (Photo courtesy of the City of Linden)

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