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Can Roscoe, NY Win National Contest and Receive $25,000?

April 18, 2011

[ROSCOE] – Roscoe, New York is vying for the title "Ultimate Fishing Town" in the United States in a contest sponsored by the World Fishing Network.  The winning town will receive $25,000 for improving the town and fishing associated items, as well as having a cable TV episode produced about the town.  

Already known as “Trout Town, USA” – Roscoe is considered the birthplace of the American Dry Fly Fishing.  It was Theodore Gordon and his followers who developed a distinct Catskill Style fly still recognized and used today.  For over a century, Roscoe has been a destination for those enjoying the outdoors.  In about a two-hour drive from New York City, Roscoe is home to the junction of two trophy trout streams, The Willowemoc and the Beaverkill, in addition to many nearby lakes, ponds and reservoirs.

Voting is done via email by going to and following a simple procedure.  Individuals may vote every six hours and may cast votes from separate email addresses. 

Roscoe is presently in second place of Round One with voting totals increasing every few seconds.  This round of the contest ends on May 3. 

Elaine Fettig, President of the Roscoe-Rockland Chamber of Commerce, said the organization can help individuals cast regular votes, “You can give us permission to vote for Roscoe on your behalf, by using your e-mail address to cast votes four times daily.  This will take the burden off you, while allowing Roscoe to receive the maximum number of votes.”  

For information on how to participate with the Roscoe Chamber, contact Elaine Fettig at (845) 439-4039 or

Roscoe has been a participant in the Sullivan Renaissance program since it began in 2001, and has received awards for several of its yearly projects, including two $50,000 Golden Feather Grants from New York State secured by Assemblywoman Aileen Gunther.

Sullivan Renaissance is a beautification and community development program principally funded by the Gerry Foundation.  For more information, call 845-295-2445.