Lucas P., of Lebanon, Indiana, was the grand prize winner of the June 18 Hackensack Children’s Fishing Contest on Birch Lake.

That day, 79 children caught 108 fish off of the fishing pier. They were joined by a guest visit from Harry “Pete” W. Shaw Jr., a 95-year-old veteran who served during D-Day with the Army’s 283rd Field Artillery Battalion.

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The contest runs from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Aug. 13 at the Birch Lake fishing pier. Those interested in volunteering or sponsoring the contest can contact Bill Kennedy at 218-838-9468 or