ENTRIKEN -?John and Liz Joivell of the No Slack Guide Service and American Legion Post 322, Mapleton, have established the Wounded Warriors Fishing Program on Raystown Lake.
Two events are scheduled in 2014. One took place on June 28, and the other is scheduled for July 19.
Seven Points Marina is the site launch for the two events
At the April 26 meeting of the district American Legion, the vote was unanimous to be involved with the wounded warriors fishing program on Raystown Lake. Shown are (from left): Denny Parks, commander of the Mapleton American Legion, Post 322; Bernard Henry Halvorson, central commander of American Legion, District 18; and John Joivell of Joivell’s No Slack Guide Service.
Joivell expects to greatly expand the program in the coming years, allowing the service to be provided to many more veterans.
The warriors will be staying at the Comfort Inn prior to the event. After the fishing trips have been completed, the warriors will be provided a lunch and be treated to a tour boat ride on The Princess.
This event honors the men and women of the military who suffered injuries from the physical to the invisible wounds of war, while serving our country.
"You are our heroes," said John Joivell. "And there aren't enough words to express the gratitude that we feel ... All we can do is dedicate this to you, and say 'thank you.'"
According to Joivell, thanks also should be given to Katie McNulpy, manager at the Comfort Inn for providing lodging; Pamela Stern & Associates at Nationwide Insurance and Joe and Janice from Brenneman's Meat Market for providing lunch; Pam Prosser and Seven Points Marina for the use of their facilities and providing a ride on The Princess; and to Garmin Electronics.
World reknowned striped bass authority and freshwater hall of famer, Stu Tinney, will be there on July 18 to participate in the fishing with the wounded warriors.