This is the third annual fish and boat Expo at the American Legion on route 24. Last years was a great time and we had a lot of people drop by. This is a great chance to clean out that shed and get rid of old or extra gear.
On June 10th from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. there will be a fishing and boating expo at the American Legion post 28 on route 24 near Long Neck and Oak Orchard to honor the memory of Jordan Glatfelter. This event has been set up to raise money to take veteran(s) fishing on charters or head boats. There will be 50/50’s, raffles, the legion will also vend food. This is a flea market style event but anyone is welcome to set up at $20 per 10 x 10 space. There are a few vendors already attending such as Diamond State Custom Tackle. You will need to bring your own table and tents or EZ ups. Vendors can set up from 6 am to 8 am and then have to move vehicles to a designated parking area. Boaters will have 30 spaces at $25 to set up any used boats for sale. Spaces are a first come first serve basis, you can contact Linda Shelly at (302) 945 5387 or email her firstname.lastname@example.org This is a rain or shine event. If you are looking to unload any used or excess fishing gear this will be the place to make that happen. The American Legion events are always large and attract a lot of people. This event is for a great cause, if you are in the area make it a point to drop by and check it out. I have a personal interest in this event, I met Jordan Glatfelter a few years ago, and he was always very active on the Facebook page. He was a great person, and he is sorely missed. I met his father while seal watching at Masseys Landing. We got to talking (about fishing and life in general) and I asked him to send me a quick note about Jordan and why this event was created in his memory …
We are members of the American Legion and hope this is one way we can honor not only our fathers and brothers, but any and all veterans who gave so much for us. Although Jordan was never in the military he was into community service, being a Volunteer Fireman in Lancaster County until the cancer started to cause some limitations. There are so many more stories I could tell you about Jordan and his cancer treatment, and how he made a decision that he was going to live his life his way hunting and fishing and NOT let cancer control his life. Up until very near the end of his life we continued to fish the Delaware waters.
I look forward to seeing you and talking again somewhere near the waters of Delaware.
Thank you in advance for your help in the upcoming Boat and Fishing Expo, we’ll see you then.
Jordan’s struggle with cancer, but his courage to live with it, reminds me of another friend of mine, Ron “Jiggy Fins” Kyle. After hearing the story of Jordan, I immediately knew I had to help these good people with this event. Please contact Linda if you are interested in setting up to vend or just want to help in general, and by all means please attend. Donations of any kind for the raffles will be greatly appreciated. Our local community has always needed an annual fishing and boating expo. I think this hits home on so many levels for everyone, that we can all help make this a good time. It will be a great way to remember Jordan Glatfelter and give back to our veterans to whom we owe so much.