Last Chance: Sign Up for the Avon Fishing Derby

A look at what's ahead for meetings, sports, events and deadlines for April 17 to 22, 2012.

Something fishy is going on in Avon.

The Annual Fishing Derby is Saturday from 6 to 8 a.m. at Countryside Park, located at 335 Huckleberry Hill Rd.

There are four age brackets for kids 6 and under, 7 to 9 years old, 10 to 12 years old and 13 to 15 years old. Anyone 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

Mail your form into the Recreation and Parks Department at 60 West Main Street, Avon, CT 06001 or register the day of between 5:30 and 6 a.m. It costs $5 per person to participate, by cash and check only.

Adults cannot assist their kids in baiting or casting. So, it's up to the kids to catch the big fish in the small pond.

If fishing isn't your thing, here are some other events, meetings and games going on in Avon this week.


Wednesday, April 18

  • The Board of Education Finance Subcommittee is scheduled to meet at noon at the board meeting room on 34 Simsbury Rd. The agenda is attached.  

Thursday, April 19

  • The Avon Water Polution Control Authority is scheduled to meet in the Selectmen's Chamber at Town Hall Building One at 5:30 p.m.

For more information including agendas, visit the town's website.


Tuesday, April 17
Varsity Baseball  Farmington  Home - Buckingham Field
3:45 p.m.      April 17
Varsity Boys Lacrosse  Farmington  Away - Farmington High School
4 p.m.      April 17 Varsity Boys Outdoor Track  Stafford, Bolton  Home - Avon High School
4 p.m.      April 17 Varsity Girls Lacrosse  Granby Memorial  Away - Granby Memorial High School
3:45 p.m.      April 17 Varsity Girls Outdoor Track  Stafford, Bolton  Home - Avon High School
4 p.m.      Wednesday, April 18
Varsity Boys Tennis  Canton  Away - Mills Pond Park
3:45 p.m.      April 18 Varsity Girls Tennis  Canton  Home - Sycamore Park
3:45 p.m.      Thursday, April 19
Varsity Baseball  Simsbury  Away - Memorial Field
3:45 p.m.      April 19
Varsity Boys Lacrosse  Ellington  Away - Ellington High School
4:30 p.m.      April 19 Varsity Softball  Farmington  Home - Fisher Meadows
3:45 p.m.      April 19 Varsity Girls Tennis  Granby Memorial  Away - Granby Memorial High School
3:45 p.m.      Friday, April 20
Varsity Girls Lacrosse  Ellington  Home - Avon High School
4 p.m.      April 20 Varsity Softball  Northwest Catholic  Home - Fisher Meadow
3:45 p.m.      April 20 Varsity Girls Tennis  Coventry  Away - Coventry High School
4 p.m.      Saturday, April 21
V Boys Lacrosse  Windsor  Home - Buckingham Field
1 p.m.   

For more updates on the schedules, visit ciacsports.com. Coaches and students, want to blog about your sports team? Are you a parent who takes photos and wants to do a photo blog? Email Avon Patch at Jessie.Sawyer@patch.com.


  • Maj. John Bourgault, Avon Old Farms athletic director, is still collecting donations for the Semper Fi Fund, which benefits injured Marines and their families after running the annual Pushups for Patriots event at the end of March. He and colleagues Rob Whitty and Jim Detora each did 17,000 push-ups over the course of 24 hours for the cause. Make your checks out to Avon Old Farms and put Pushups for Patriots in the memo line. Send your donations to the all boys private school, located at 500 Old Farms Rd.
  • The Avon Water Company will be every day through Friday, starting at 7:30 a.m. The full schedule is available on the town website.


Tuesday, April 17

Thursday, April 19

  • After catching three men suspected of killing a farmer, the crowd toils over whether or not to lynch the men in The Ox-Bow Incident, the Thursday Movie Matinee film this week. The event starts at 1:30 p.m. at the Avon Senior Center, which co-sponsors it weekly with the Friends of the Avon Library and the . Don't forget that the library itself reopens on Monday, April 23 at 10 a.m.

Saturday, April 21

  • The Cub Scouts will be participating in their annual cleanup day, picking up litter around town. Meet in the Avon High School at 9 a.m.
  • Puppies, puppies, puppies! Progressive Animal Wellness and Boot n' Kit Canine Rescue are co-sponsoring a dog adoption event at 2 p.m. to celebrate Earth Day. You must be pre-approved to adopt to go home with a puppy that day. 
  • , documentary about Avon resident Brian Smith, known as Brian Spectre in the film world, and his battle against cancer will be shown at Paris in Plantsville at 7 p.m. The theater is located at 15 West Main St. in Plantsville.

Sunday, April 22

  • George Kostal and Garrett Roell will be recognized at West Avon Congregational Church at 1:30 p.m. for rising to the rank of Eagle Scouts. The community is invited to attend. Refreshments will follow the ceremony. Kostal spearheaded planting the AHS bush letters on the hill by the track for his project. Roell cleared part of the trail by Countryside Park and blazed another leg of the trail, as well as built a picnic table by the pond. Congratulations! 


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