(HARRISBURG, PA)—Veterans, their families, and the public can enjoy a day of paddling and fishing, food, and live music at the second annual "Veterans on the Susquehanna" outing in Wrightsville, York County, on Saturday, Aug. 27. The Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF), Heroes on the Water – Central Pennsylvania Chapter, and local Trout Unlimited chapters have joined forces to host the event.
The fishing, kayaking, and fly-fishing fun will take place at Shank's Mare Outfitters, 2092 Long Level Road, Wrightsville, and on the Susquehanna River from 1 to 5 p.m. Volunteers from area Trout Unlimited chapters will offer free fly-casting lessons to veterans. CBF will host a dinner and refreshments, with live music from 5 to 7 p.m.
Veterans and the public are invited and must register at www.cbf.org/heroes. There is a $5 entrance fee for the dinner.
Spending time on Pennsylvania waterways like the Susquehanna River is one of the many privileges protected by members of the military, and the river itself can be a therapeutic, healing experience during and after their time of service.
The event is an opportunity to celebrate our heroes and appreciate the value of clean water in local Pennsylvania communities!