Blue Gill Fishing Club Hands out Scholarship Funds

Blue Gill members (L. to R.) – Front Row: Al Chapman, Angela Cattladge, Johmar Chapman, Perry Helms Back Row: L.A. Frost, Nate Greene, Johnnie Walker, Dale Richardson-bey, Freddie Tisdale, Gene Davis

Sojourner’s Truth Staff

On Saturday, July 2, members of the Blue Gill Fishing Club presented their annual scholarship to a deserving high school student. This year’s recipient was Johmar Chapman, a recent graduate of Toledo Technology Academy who will be attending the University of Toledo in the fall to major in mechanical engineering and technology.

Blue Gill Fishing Club was organized in 1992 by five community men, initially as a social club. Over the years, the Blue Gill has also evolved into a service club that raises funds for scholarships, to feed neighborhood youth and to assist community action organizations in their missions.

The Blue Gill Fishing Club’s members annually raise money to donate funds to local agencies and to local scholars heading off to college.

The $500 Chapman received will go to helping the young scholar with books and other expenses during his freshman year.