Lake Cadjaw Watershed Association - Watershed Association
LCWA ICE FISHING TOURNAMENT 2/8/14
We continue to make strides to save the dam at Lake Cadjaw.  The ice fishing tournament held on Saturday, February 8, 2014 brought in $860, which is outlined below:
Proceeds from ticket sales – 28 @ $25                          $700.00
Proceeds from 50/50 Raffle                                           259.00

Donations received:      
   Jeff Reynolds and Family  $100.00
   Dave Goodwin                   25.00
   Jim Stehlic                        30.00
   Dave Reed                        25.00                                                                                      $180.00
Less:  Cash Prizes:
   Dave Reed        $75.00
   Tyler Peterson    50.00
   Jack Smargiassi    25.00       150.00
   (Paid by Cashiers’ Check)
    50/50 Winner:
    Jim Stehlic                         129.00
                                          (279.00)
                                                                                                                                                                               $860.00*
*$730 deposited to Checking Account
  $130 deposited to Raffle Account
 
Dave Reed won $75 for largest bass – 21 3/8”
Tyler Peterson won $50 for largest pickerel – 24 ½ “
Jack Smargiassi won $25 for largest perch – 12 ½ “
Jim Stehlic won $129 from 50/50
 
This even included a chili cook-off, which was well received, especially with the cold weather.  The results were as follows:  Tom Tallman garnered first place, Dave Strahler came in second, and Kelly Heath was selected third.
 
Tom and Linda Tallman donated their time and use of their land, hamburgers, hot dogs, chili, brownies, cookies, beverages, condiments, utensils, and paper products.
 
Tallman Masonry, Inc. donated the tent and comfort station.
 
Tony Vitaletti and crew from National Bakery donated hard rolls, and hamburger and hot dog buns.
 
Dave Strahler donated his time and chili making abilities.
 
Kelly Heath donated chili and chips and her time cooking.
 
Despite the frigid cold, the avid fisherman braved the elements to do their part to help save the dam at Lake Cadjaw.



ICE FISHING TOURNAMENT 
Tickets sold:  61 @ $25 each = $1525.00
Anonymous donation $5
$10 over and above monies awarded
Total $1540.00
Dan Guinther won $50 for largest bass 23"
Jason Romanski won $50 for largest pickerel 25 1/2"
Jim Fox won $50 for raffle
Ben Schmitt won 50/50 - $70
Ben Schmitt won a filet knife
Bill Warren won a filet knife
Warren Leggs won a filet knife

Mark and Ellen Wertman donated their time, hamburgers, hot dogs, hot chocolate, chili, condiments, utensils,and  paper products.Tony and his crew from National Bakery donated hard rolls, hamburger, and hot dog buns.
Rick Jakob donated his time.
Kelly Heath donated her time.
Tallman Masonry, Inc. donated the tent and comfort station.Tom Tallman donated his time, ham and egg McMuffins and donuts for breakfast, all , other beverages, and use of his land. 

This event was a huge success despite inclement weather, which did not stop the avid fishermen from attending, all to help save the dam at Lake Cadjaw.  Thanks to the cold weather the prior two weeks, there was 7 solid inches of ice and the pouring rain did not stop everyone from fishing and just enjoying an overall good time.  It was because of their eagerness to fish that it was decided to forego the rain date of February 8, which was posted on the Website.  This event was the most successful  of our four fundraisers conducted since August 2013 and everyone is looking forward to the next fishing party, which will be scheduled soon.
 
We would like to welcome to the LCWA Family:
Kathleen & Darrell Drake
Ellen & Mark Wertman
Frank & Arlene Avery
 
Recent Donations to the LCWA Dam Fund:
Kathleen & Darrell Drake
Valerie & James Grossman
Robin Ploransky of Exton, PA
Florence Williams
The Michael Killam Family
Kent Brown from Highlights for Children in Memory of Sonny Reynolds
 
On behalf of the association, we would like to say thank you very much !
 
 
 
ATTENTION ALL HONESDALE RESIDENTS - THE DEP HAS NOTIFIED US THAT IF NECESSARY REPAIRS ARE NOT MADE TO THE DAM, THE DAM MAY BE
BREECHED AND THE LAKE WILL BE DRAINED AND BECOME WETLANDS. WE CANNOT LET THIS IMPORTANT PART OF
HONEDALE HISTORY BE TAKEN AWAY! 
Lake Cadjaw, also once referred to as "Cadjaw Pond" is a 65 Acre Lake just outside of Honesdale, PA. The lake back to the 1800s when a dam was built and the water was stored and used to supply the Delaware & Hudson Canal. It was later used to supply water for Honesdale.
Today, the lake is a beautiful recreational body of water owned by the Lake Cadjaw Watershed Association and used by its residents for boating, fishing and swimming. About 35 years ago, the Army Corps of Engineers  lowered the water level of the lake approximately 5 1/2 feet. In the void left behind grew a forest of cattails. The LCWA has made many attempts to have the lake restored to its original state.
                                                                             
The Dam that harnesses the lake is in jeopardy of being breeched by order of the Department of Environmetal Protection if it is not reinforced and brought up to their current safety specifications.
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Lake Cadjaw Watershed Association 
29 Stourbridge Lane 
Honesdale,  PA   18431
Thomas C. Tallman Jr.                                      J. Susan Jakob
        President                                                   Vice President
 
      Kelly Heath                                                  Linda S. Tallman
       Secretary                                                         Treasurer
                                       James Flynn
                                        Web Master
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