6,000 BLUEGILLS EN ROUTE TO U.P. STATE FAIR|
ESCANABA--The Fishing Pond will be brimming with bluegills
when it is stocked with 6,000 panfish Wednesday, August 9,
at the Michigan Department of Natural Resources Pocket Park
at the U.P. State Fair, on the U.P. State Fairgrounds,
A truck will transport the fish from Laggis' Fish Farm in
Lower Michigan to Escanaba. The fish will be held in the
truck for a period of time after arrival and prior to
release into the pond. It is anticipated that the fish will
be placed in the pond around 5:30 p.m.
Media are encouraged to attend. This is an excellent photo
opportunity! It also is an ideal way to capture a preview of
all the exciting things happening as the U.P. prepares for
the State Fair, which is the biggest event of the year in
the Upper Peninsula. DNR and U.P. State Fair personnel will
be on hand for interviews.
The U.P. State Fairgrounds are located off 12th Avenue North
in Escanaba. The Pocket Park is just inside the main entry
gate, off 12th Avenue North.