By Aajah Breinholt
At Gigliotti Pond in Helper on Wednesday, individuals with special needs from Carbon and Emery counties were given the opportunity to participate in free fishing day. Pam Jewkes, fisheries biologist at the US Forest Service, organized and planned the event.
The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources, the forest service, Helper City, Manti-La Sal National Forest, Castle Valley Center, Four Corners Behavioral Health, Active Re-Entry, Water and Waste Logistics, Bowie Resources, Helper Fire and Rescue and Emery County Recreation jointly sponsored the community event.
Safety glasses and lunch were provided by Sufco, Skyline and Dugout mines and the forest service gave each individual a fishing pole. DWR made sure that there were plenty of fish stocked and a cleaning station was also furnished at the pond.
Volunteers from the sponsoring groups were on-hand to assure everyone received the help they needed and that everyone had a good time.