Church hosts community derby

The Port McNeill Baptist Church hosted its third annual fishing derby and barbecue on Saturday.

The Port McNeill Baptist Church hosted its third annual fishing derby and barbecue on Saturday.

The freshwater and saltwater fishing derby was open to participants of all ages, at no cost, and offered prizes for the largest fish, as well as assorted door prizes.

Joe McDonald, one of the organizers, placed emphasis on the importance of community to the church. “We wanted to find a way to bring people together,” he said about the event. “It’s not necessarily about the size, it’s about having a good time.”

According to the church’s Facebook page, the derby was a success, as more fish were caught than any other year.

The weigh-in took place at the church in the afternoon, and was followed by prizes and a barbecue and potluck in the evening.