Monday, September 05, 2011

An Update on A Fishy Role Model

On August 15th, I blogged about a new star in the Groundwater family, my husband's aunt, Lenore Groundwater. A spry 93-year-old, she still travels and loves to fish off her son Lance's fishing boat in Valdez, Alaska in the summers. At the time of that blog post, she had just landed a 16.5 pound silver salmon, winning the Valdez Women's Silver Salmon Derby and beating out probably 800 competitors.

The new news about Lenore is that this catch netted her the additional prize of second overall winner in the Valdez Silver Salmon Derby, an event open to all anglers, young and old, men and women. The event started July 23 and ended around noon Sunday. The second place prize was a check for $5000, which Lenore plans to distribute among her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

To learn more and see a photo of Lenore wearing her prize tiara, read the article in her hometown newspaper, the Arizona Star. Needless to say, her whole family is button-popping proud of her!

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