Area briefs

Fishing derby upcoming

BRADFORD — The Reelin’ with Remi organization will present a fishing derby for children on Saturday, May 29 at Paul’s Lake, 8600 Versailles-Southeastern Road, Bradford.

The event is free to attend. Age groups will include 1-4, 5-8, 9-12 and 13-17.

Trophies will be awarded in each age group for big fish, small fish and most fish. There also will be prizes and a 50/50 drawing.

PEEP registration underway

TROY — Registration is now being accepted for the summer sessions of Brukner Nature Center’s Preschool Environmental Education Program (PEEP).

Each week will be filled with discoveries as participants share stories, encounter wildlife and explore the outdoors.

Class sizes will be limited to 10 children and the classes will be 1 1/2 hours of mostly outdoor activity (always dress for the weather — raincoat, boots, gloves, etc).

PEEP is geared specifically for children ages 3-5 years old, who are potty-trained and not attending kindergarten or being homeschooled in the fall. Staff will be following the state guidelines for COVID-19.

Sessions are offered Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday mornings from 9:30-11 a.m. Sessions run June 1 to July 9 and July 20 to Aug. 27.

The cost is $55 for BNC members per child or $75 for nonmembers per child (cash or check only). To register, email info@bruknernaturecenter.com and provide your child’s name, age, birthdate, and phone number. List your top three choices for class. Wait for an email to confirm your child is now registered and which day they will be attending. You will then have three days to mail a check or drop off payment. If you are dropping off payment, you may leave payment in the drop-box by the front door. If payment is not received within three days, your child’s spot will open for another child.

FFA students honored

BRADFORD — The Bradford-UVCC FFA has named sophomore Oakley Brubaker as their April member of the month. Oakley has remained involved in chapter activities the whole year. He has attended almost every meeting and even helped provide food for one of the meetings. Oakley has been involved in special woodworking and shop projects. His next project is a complex bedside table with a light underneath. Oakley put a lot of hard work into his SAE as well this past year and took care of his turkeys.

Officers decided that the April SAE Spotlight would be Molly Clark, a sophomore officer in their chapter. Clark takes care of, breeds, sells and shows pigs. Clark spends around three hours each day working with and taking care of the six pigs she has now. One of her pigs, a spot gilt named Meredith, was won through an essay contest she participated in. After she bred Meredith, Clark donated one of her babies back to the essay program and that pig was given as a prize to another winner. She will be training and working with a few of her pigs soon to get ready for fairs in the fall.