The Perchin' on Lake Erie, Yellow Perch Tournament hosted at the North East Marina on Saturday July 28th, 2012 brought 123 anglers to the area to benefit the Hooked on Fishing Not on Drugs program at the North East School District.
Tournament Volunteers included Dick Tefft, Tom Huber and Chas Wager who officiated weigh-ins from 2-6 pm and Hooked on Fishing Not on Drugs students and parents, Kyle McCaslin, Christian Dombrowiak, Cole Davis, Steve Lantz-Gordon, Dakota Meszaros, Nathan Mayes, Carl Schwartz, Kasie Seymour, Kyle Seymour, Nick Schall, Ben Verdonik, Dr. Verdonik, Mr. Tom Schwartz and Karen & Ron Dombrowiak.
The tournament event organizers were Tim and Pam Truitt from North East Marine Services, Amy North and Connie Rybak from North East School District, Dave Mikula from Northeast Energy Advisors, and the North East Chamber of Commerce.
Proceeds from Tournament will benefit the Hooked on Fishing, Not on Drugs program on the North East School District. This program combines the sport of fishing, environmental conservation, and drug prevention into an intramural that offer activities that promote a healthy lifestyle and community involvement. The funds will be used for fishing trips for students in the program. Hooked on Fishing advisors express many thanks to the North East community for supporting the program through the Tournament.