12th Annual Fishing And Heritage Day Celebration Begins On Saturday

By: Zachary Meseck

12th Annual Fishing and Heritage Day celebration begins on Saturday The South Otselic Fish Hatchery is located at 1549 NY-26 in South Otselic, and is home to fish that are transported all throughout New York State. (Photo by Zachary Meseck)

CHENANGO COUNTY – After being postponed due to the coronavirus last year, Otselic Valley Fishing and Heritage Day coordinators are attempting a beneficial and educational event which can be accessed by anyone with internet access for free.

According to 12th Annual Fishing and Heritage Day Coordinator Michael Foor-Pessin, this event wouldn’t be possible without the hard work and dedication of talented individuals all throughout Chenango County.

Foor-Pessin said the event will premiere at 9 a.m. on Saturday, May 15, online at ovfish.org. He said organizations including DCMO BOCES Alan D. Pole Campus (Norwich) and the Chenango County Historical Society, along with several others made a large impact in creating this year’s event.

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He added that there will be approximately 25 programs covering subjects including fly fishing, the eugenics movement in the 1930’s, and Grace Brown, along with a play called, “My Dear Chester” and music recorded specifically for this event by Bandits on the Run.

“This is our 12th year hosting this event, but last year we had to cancel because we were locked into COVID,” said Foor-Pessin. “This year we realized that we’ve all had a lot more experience with virtual presentations, and we figured why not present a program but do it virtually this time.”

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