Northwest NEWS

January 7, 2002


Carnation man wins Washington Trout's Annual Benefit raffle that helps fund salmon recovery

Mike Omlin of Carnation is the proud winner of Washington Trout's Annual Benefit raffle.
   Mike has won the beautiful hand-built canoe that has been in front of the Washington Trout Store in downtown Duvall for the last six months.
   The raffle drawing was held at the Washington Trout Store on Dec. 3. Joanne LaFond, Washington Trout's new outreach director, picked the winning ticket from approximately 1,000 entrants.
   The raffle raised almost $5,000 to support Washington Trout's ongoing efforts to preserve and recover threatened salmon, steelhead and trout in Washington.
   The 14-foot mahogany and ash lap-strake canoe was hand built by Fritz Gerd of Longview, Wash. and donated to Washington Trout by Gerd and the Clark/Skamania Flyfishers club in Southwest Washington.
   The Washington Trout Store is located at 15629 Main Street NE in downtown Duvall. For information about Washington Trout, write P.O. Box 402, Duvall, 98019 or e-mail wildfish@washington or call 425/788-1167.