A light drizzle of rain didn't keep 6-year-old Maeve Kennedy and more than 60 other children away from Kiwanis Lake for the Labor Day fishing derby on Monday morning.
Maeve and her father, Paul Kennedy, of West Manchester Township, showed up at 7 a.m. to start fishing.
By 11:30 a.m. when the derby was ending, Maeve had caught two fish.
One measured 8.5 inches and the other was just a "fish McNugget," she said.
But she still received a trophy for placing third in the age 1 to 8 category for the most fish caught.
Maeve likes to fish every weekend with her family at Pinchot Lake. She doesn't even mind waking up early.
"I'd rather get up at 1 (in the morning)," said Maeve.
Other winners: Bruce Coller and Ava King won first and second place, respectively, for the highest quantity of fish caught among children ages 1 to 8. Bruce and Ava also took first and second place for the largest fish caught, and third place went to Ranz West.
Ranz, 2, had a little bit of help from his mom, Amber Miller, of York City to reel his 10-inch fish in.
"This was his first time fishing and he loved it," Miller said.
In the 9- to 15-year-old category, Tyler Kirkessner won for both the largest and the most fish caught. Danielle Zienkiewicz took second place for both as well, and Mercedes Hough was the third-place winner for the most fish caught.
The fishing derby was organized by the York-Adams County Central Labor Council.
Organizer Nancy Stough said 67 children entered the fishing derby this year, which was about the same as last year.
"We had a lot more girls than boys this year," Stough said.
Rain also held off for the 23rd annual Labor Day parade, which ended at Kiwanis Lake.
The first-place winner of the parade was Pet Guardians, with Local Teamsters 776 in second place and the Reliance Fire Co. of West York in third place.
Attendance at the Labor Day festivities was sporadic, probably because of the overcast weather, said event organizer T.R. Wampler.
"It was really busy for the fishing contest, the yard sale and the parade," Wampler said.
Bands performed throughout the day, and Wampler said they had more live entertainment than ever before, along with more games for children.
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