Silverton Free Fishing Day founder honored with bench

June 2015 Posted in People

fishbenchBy Kristine Thomas

When Vernon “Skip” Bouskill told his fellow Silverton Lions Club members that he wanted to start Free Fishing Day at the Silverton Reservoir, they encouraged him to give it a try. Little did they know not only would Bouskill organize what has become an annual tradition but he would also get a handicapped-accessible dock built. To honor Bouskill for his dedication and determination, the Lions Club met May 21 to dedicate a bench in Bouskill’s name.

Free Fishing Day is Saturday, June 6, 8 a.m. to noon at the Silverton Reservoir. Lions Club members, in coopreation with the Izaak Walton League, Silverton Together and City of Silverton will provide bait and fishing equipment along with some instruction.  From 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. there will be a free shuttle every half hour from Roth’s, Safeway, Silverton Historical Museum and Church of Nazarene. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Repeats 1 – 4 p.m. when gates open for special needs fishing enthusiasts. For information, call 503-873-0405


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