NEW BERLIN Ė The Oxford Lionís Club will host the annual Perch Derby at Chenango Lake on Saturday. The derby begins at 7 a.m. and continues until 2 p.m.
NBT Bank is sponsoring a $1,000 prize for the first perch caught with a 2013 tag. As in the past, if no tagged perch is caught, the $1,000 will be raffled off to registered anglers only. Preferred Mutual Insurance, New Berlin, is sponsoring the second $500 prize for the lucky angler catching a second perch with a 2013 tag. Also, $150 will be paid for the largest perch and $150 for the largest pickerel caught during the day, compliments of Mayhoodís Sporting Goods and the family of Dr. Richard Polgar.
Registration begins at 6 a.m. and continues until 1 p.m. The $5 registration fee and all other proceeds from the derby will be used to fund the many community projects that the Oxford Lionís Club supports such as eye examinations and eyeglasses for those in need.