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Backus Legion donates to kids fishing contest

Gene Gagnon, right, first vice commander of the Backus American Legion, presents a $500 check from the organization's charitable gaming program to Hackensack Area Kids Fishing Chairman Bill Kennedy on the opening day of the contest June 17. Billed as the largest such fishing program for kids in the state, the contest runs every Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. through Aug. 19 at the Hackensack city pier and is supported by local and regional businesses, organizations and individuals. By the end of this year the event will have hosted an estimated 18,000 children over the 18 years it has been held.

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