Rochester Elks #1393 holds annual Kids Fishing Derby

May 17, 2024

At 7:30 am, on Saturday, May 11, 2024, at the Farmington Fish and Game Club in New Durham, NH young fishing enthusiasts descended upon this beautiful site for the Rochester Elks Kids Fishing Derby.

The Derby is an annual event for the children and grandchildren of Rochester Elks #1393 members. The chairperson for the event this year was Jeff Rasmussen, Esteemed Leading Knight.

There were 30 children registered. In addition, 15 Elks volunteered to run the derby. The Elks also served a light lunch to all in attendance. Door prizes (various fishing gear items) were also awarded to contestants.

The Elks are dedicated to various programs and endeavors, including youth activities. The Rochester Elks Fishing Derby has been conducted for decades by Lodge volunteers. To learn more about the Elks, please visit

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