ALABASTER Twp. – Nearly 50 families fished through the rain on Saturday, June 26, when USG hosted its annual Free Fishing Weekend event at their retired quarry ponds in Alabaster Township.
USG supplied loaner fishing tackle, hot dogs and snacks. Event partners, Northwoods Wholesale Outlet, also brought bait, free fishing tackle for everyone and two, $50 gift cards for a raffle.
According to organizers, the prize winners were Diane and Bob Petersen of Tawas City, and East Tawas resident Sherri Town.
“We were excited to get back to hosting this event,” said USG Alabaster Operations Manager Jim Sheehan.
As reported, the fishing weekend was suspended last year due to COVID-19.
“The big question on Friday night was whether anyone would brave the weather to come out for it,” Sheehan said of the 2021 event. “We were glad to see quite a few people didn’t mind the rain.”