MWA’s Fall Fishing Festival!

Mountain Watershed Association held the 15th annual Indian Creek Watershed Festival over the weekend at CW Resh Park in Indian Head. Even in chilly fall weather, families came from near and far to enjoy a day of free activities along Indian Creek!

The event featured free fishing and lunch for kids 12 and under, hands-on environmental education activities, door prizes, a fly casting clinic with PA Fly Co, and goods from local vendors.

On the morning of the event, Indian Creek was stocked with 160 trout from Laurel Hill Trout Farm. The 55 kids who braved the drizzly weather had tons of fun fishing and catching trout!

Each child who registered was also entered into a drawing to win one of four bikes donated by the Kona Bicycle Company and Wilderness Voyageurs bike shop. The winners loved their new rides!

The event wrapped up with the highly-anticipated Indian Creek Duck Race, in which the MWA team released 1000 rubber ducks into the creek. These lucky ducks won up to $500 in prizes:

First place🥇Christel Pierce

Second place🥈 Dale Mowry

Third place🥉 Bill Brisbane

Fourth place 🏅 G. Meyers

Last duck 🏅 Karen Croft

The winners have all been called, and they should receive their winnings in the form of a check in the next three weeks!

Thank you to our vendors, volunteers, and sponsors who helped make this event possible! Our sponsors included: Paflyco, Itsabear Farms, Wilderness Voyageurs, Laurel Hill Trout Farm, Indian Head Church of God, Somerset Trust Company, LHTC Broadband, Small Things Often, The Kona Bicycle Co., Simko Contracting, G&D Market, B&G Bait Shop, Bill Brisbane, Donegal VFW, Donegal Veterans, Knights of Columbus: James Cochran Chapter, Barb Shaffer, Jeri Lowe, and the Ruddock Family!

We’ll see you again next year on the fourth Saturday of September for another Watershed Festival to celebrate our amazing community!