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Maple Crest - a one-of-a-kind fishing derby

The littlest fish caught, great-grandmother Mary Huffer (of Maple Crest) with grandmother Deb Metzger (Mary^aEURTMs daughter) and Karlie Lora with the littlest fish.

Despite the chilly weather, over 220 people showed up at Maple Crest on June 5 for the annual fishing derby.

Travis Kleman, grandson-in-law of Maple Crest's Lucille Bucher, caught the biggest fish this year - a catfish that was 25 1/4 inches and that also snapped his fishing pole!

The littlest fish this year was caught by Karlie Lora, great-granddaughter of Maple Crest's Mary Huffer, at a whopping 3 3/8 inches.

"A special thank you to our resident volunteers, community volunteers and staff (27 in all) that helped make the event such a success. Photos from the event are available on MHCO's Facebook page at facebook.com/MHCO," said Debbie Mohr of Maple Crest

Maple Crest's fishing derby facts:
(Thanks to Debbie Mohr for these great facts)

I. NUMBERS:
Over 220 people attended the event in spite of the cool evening!
27 assistants (staff and volunteers) kept the event running smoothly.

II. PRIZE-WINNERS:
Person who caught the longest fish - Travis Kleman (25 1/4 in.)
Person who caught the 2nd longest fish - Daniel Setzer (22 1/8 in.)
Person who caught the 3rd longest fish - Kevin Hilty (19 1/2 in.)
Person who caught the shortest fish - Karlie Lora (3 3/8 in.)
Person who caught the 2nd shortest fish - Patricia Lugibihl (4 1/8 in.)
Person who caught the 3rd shortest fish - Simon Derstine (4 1/4 in.)
First resident actually out fishing - Mary Ann Kooker
First guest actually out fishing - Ron Burkholder
First staff actually out fishing - Jannie Derstine
First person to catch a fish - Patricia Lugibihl

The newest residents present -
Richard Bucher and Jack and Glenna McCullough
Persons wearing a "cool" hat -
Richard Lasko (orange bill with a hood) and Hazel Rodabaugh (white shawl)
Residents who brought the most guests - Arthur and JoAnn Hilty (25)
Staff who brought the most guests - Lyubov Shekochikhin (11)
Person who caught the most fish - Patricia Lugibihl (8 fish)
Person who caught the 2nd most fish -- Thayne Kleman (6 fish)

Person that came the farthest - Megan Hulshizer (Miriam Rumsey's granddaughter from Oklahoma)
Person that came the second farthest - George Fischer (Julia Szabo's Father from Florida)
Person that came the third farthest - Al and Marsha Galovits (Betsy Lee's parents from Wisconsin)

Fisher with the missing front teeth - Landon Novak
Person who caught two fish at once (with two poles) - Arlene Allison
Person who wore the prettiest fishing outfit - Danielle Novak (summer sundress)
Person who wore the loveliest nature outfit - Kylee Longworth (butterfly sweater)
Person who wore the coziest outfit - Mary Huffer (green sweater with matching green blanket)
Person with the best ensemble - Karlie Lora (from pink shoes to fancy bow)
Youngest person present - Will Dailey (born May 21, 2012 -- great grandson of Art and JoAnn Hilty)