The Southern Maryland Recreational Fishing Organization (SMRFO) supported the Department of Natural Resources “Youth Fishing Rodeo” held at St. Mary’s Lake on May 12. SMRFO volunteers Martin Duby, Bill Dunkin, Dallen Hall, Ron Smith, Dave Hersh, and Phil Zalesak fed lunch to 80 children and their families and conducted a casting contest for the 27 children who signed up for the competition. The first, second, and third place winners won a free fishing rod for demonstrating their casting skills.
This is the first community support activity performed by SMRFO. The commitment to public service by this organization is best captured in this news article from Southern Maryland News.