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Mayor’s Snapper Derby Reels in a Big Crowd

On Saturday, Sept. 17, Glen Cove’s youngest fishermen and women turned out for the annual Mayor’s Snapper Derby at Pryibil Beach Pier. On a windy afternoon a total of 85 children and their parents joined Mayor Suozzi for a day of fishing.  The snappers were plentiful with over 120 fish reeled in.

The City of Glen Cove extends appreciation to the enthusiastic volunteers from the Glen Cove Angler’s Club, the Matinecock Rod and Gun Club and Chairman Tom Manzione for organizing this annual event. 

Thanks went from the city, “to all of the sponsors who so generously contributed towards prizes, food and T-shirts. Thank you to Diane from Duffy’s Bait and Tackle for providing bait and extra prizes, and Sal Groe for donating the chum.  Thanks also to Mike Pascucci from Glen Cove Beer and Soda for supplying refreshments, Mayor Suozzi’s Office, Darcy Belyea from the Department of Parks & Recreation, Mikey Manzione and Danny Telese.”

The winners:

Junior Division:
First Place: Jaiyn Williams
Second Place: Briana Malvino
Third Place:  Gianna Groe

Senior Division:
First Place: Nick Telese
Second Place: Ray Flores
Third Place: Joe Citarella

Best Angler: Nicole Valensisi

The City of Glen Cove gave “special thanks to the derby sponsors: Glen Cove Dept of Recreation; Glen cove Anglers Club; Duffys Bait & Tackle; Matinecock Rod & Gun Club; Glen Cove Democratic Club; Elite Coach Works; Nick DiLeo Insurance; Manzione Dentistry; Rosmini Graphic Supply; Glen Cove Beer & Soda; Tim Binder Mobile Marine Service; Glen Cove PBA; Downtown Café; Valley Sports & Trophy; Richard Klenkel C.P.A.; Glen Cove Sports Shop; Stash & Trent Midura; All Weather Gutters & Leaders; August Thompsen Corp; Harbor Marine Service; Friends of Ralph Suozzi.”