47th Annual Kids Fishing Derby Results & Photos

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The 47th Annual Kids Fishing Derby was held at the Elks Pond Facility on Guerdat Road, Sunday May 7th, starting time 7AM. The Pond was stocked with 200 trout on May 4th. The 76 children that participated in the derby caught a total of 227 fish. Only 38 Trout were caught! Winners of the “Special Award” presented by Vicki Cerruto in memory of Mary and Rich Lesniewski were Wyatt Truskauskas and Sabrina Buckley. Results of the derby are as follows:

  • 1st Fish Caught: Jameson Chiron
  • 1st Golden Caught: Alyssa Maiga
  • 1st Trout Caught: Mathew Ammerman
  • 1st Bass Caught: Aiden Adams
  • 1st Perch Caught: Tyler Maiga
  • 1st Calico Caught: Lenna Tapper
  • Biggest Trout: Hayden Bennett (17-1/4”)
  • Biggest Calico: Kevin McCarthy
  • Most Trout: Aiden Golden
  • Most Unusual: Liam Cyr

The 24” tagged Trout was not caught.

Thanks to all the volunteers and sponsors who made the annual Fishing Derby a success: Ron Grochowski, Mark Bushka, Mike Marinelli, Maria Norton, George Norton IV, Mark Oakley, Bob Kowalczuk, Tom Zagryn, Vicki Cerruto, Issy Johnson, Jackie Carlson, Kelly Andrews, Bill Smith, Pete Belli, Jake Derwitsch, Ed Evonsion, Tom Bloomer, Clinton Sosna, Torrington Savings Bank, Walmart, Torrington Municipal & Teacher Credit Union, Advanced Monogram, and all the people not mentioned above that gave of their time and money to help make this a success.

Photos by Clinton Sosna:

47th Annual Kids Fishing Derby (May 7, 2017)

Torrington Elks Lodge 372 Presents: An Evening with Dean & Frank

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Show starts @ 7PM
$20 per person in the Hungerford Ballroom, cash bar available, bring your own snacks.
Coffee and light desert will be served at intermission of the program.

A celebration of the men and their music.

Proceeds to benefit FISH & Friendly Hands Food Bank, and our Elks Programs.

Saturday, April 22, 2017
Doors open @ 6PM
Featuring the voices of
Jack Lynn and Steve Kazlauskas


Thanks to Our Gold Sponsors:
The Washington Agency & Torrington Savings Bank

Comedy Night Friday – March 10

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Sign up in the Members Lounge

Sign up starts Feb 1
$28.00 per person before March 4.
Our Chef’s fabulous Buffet, featuring Corned Beef, Chicken, and Pasta Bolognese,
salad & dessert table.

Depending on seat availability, sign up with payment after March 4
will be $35.00 per person.

Doors open 6:15pm. Dinner at 7.  Comedians follow dinner.

Any questions call the Members Lounge weekdays between 3pm & 6pm

Chairmen: Rich Slevinsky and Scott Carlson

Weather Update for February 7th and 9th

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Tuesday Feb 7 – the club will remain open, but the Pub Kitchen will not be open tonight.

Thursday Feb 9 – Due to the forecast of plowable snow, the scheduled Thursday NIght Dinner will be postponed until next Thursday, Feb 16th. We will be attempting to contact all of those already signed up.

(Note: We are sorry to inconvenience everyone, but we have to make our best guess here for the good of the lodge and our members’ safety. A food order that is not used this week could be a costly loss for us if the TND has to be cancelled at the last minute. What would be even worse is if we ordered and cooked and no one shows up! We’re making the best decision with the info we have.)

Torrington Elks Hoop Shoot Contest – December 2, 2016

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Torrington Elks Lodge BPOE 372 will be hosting the annual Elks Hoop Shoot Free Throw Contest at Vogel-Wetmore School’s gym on Friday, December 2nd.

The Elks Hoop Shoot is a free throw basketball contest for youth ages 8 to 13. There are boys and girls divisions for three age groups. The program is free to all contestants and provides youth an opportunity to compete, connect and succeed through hard work and healthy competition. Contestants do not need to play on a basketball team. Anyone can compete! Winners advance through Lodge, district, state and regional contests to reach National Finals in Chicago, Illinois. Last year, Torrington’s Will Parkhouse won the boy’s 8-9 year old division in Torrington, and then won at the district and state levels. He and his family were sent to Maine in March for a weekend, where he won the regional contest, which qualified Will to travel to Chicago with his family at the expense of the Elks to compete in the national finals. In the end, the names of the six national champions are permanently inscribed at the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, MA.

Age is based on the contestant’s age as of April 1, 2017.

  • Ages 8-9: Register at 5:30pm, Compete at 6pm.
  • Ages 10-11: Register at 6:30pm, Compete at 7pm.
  • Ages 12-13: Register at 7:30pm, Compete at 8pm.

Winners are announced and trophies awarded at the end of each age group’s competition. The 6 winners will advance to compete in the Northwest CT District Hoop Shoot contest on January 29th.

Please carry in your sneakers. Vogel-Wetmore’s address is 68 Church St. The gym entrance is at the back of the school. There will be a half hour of warm up time before each contest. Parents should plan to remain with their children as they compete. Questions? Contact Jean at 860-482-7088 or via email at jean1126@optonline.net.

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