Volunteer Matt Seymour of our Coatesville, PA program checks-in with an update from this great program in our Pennsylvania Region below.
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We had a balmy spring evening last Wednesday as the vets and volunteers met behind Miller’s Automotive Services on Wallace Avenue in Downingtown. Nine vets took a shot at catching trout in the East Branch of the Brandywine assisted by 12 volunteers. This became an object lesson in the relative challenges of catching a trout in faster water vs. plucking sunfish and bass from a pond! Let’s just say few fish were harmed during the duration of our visit. (Three were caught.)
We gratefully welcomed a new volunteer, Shauna Holden, and two new vets! Women volunteers have been extremely challenging to attract and keep. We know when we have women volunteers it greatly increases the likelihood that some of our lady vets will come to our outings.