The 12th Annual Hook, Line and Surveyor Fishing Tournament held on Saturday, July 22nd was a HUGE success! It was the largest to date with 24 entered teams. Teams arrived from Tyler, Vann, Houston, Dallas & Austin as well as the Alamo chapter.
Special thanks to Rick Walker of G4 Spatial Technologies and Dan Ricarddi of Martin instrument. Rick was a co-chairman and helped to secure sponsors and donations. Dan found himself last minute de-boning 20 lbs of chicken and helping with the cooking! Chester Varner really stepped in to help keep everything organized and as always Darryl Zercher was outstanding as weigh master and Henry Kuehlem stepping in last minute as assistant weigh master.
Chardae and I are so touched by the thoughtful gesture of the Chapter. Words cannot express our gratitude. The TSPS has long been a part of our lives and members are more than customers, they are friends that we have grown with. The organization has been a cornerstone in the development of our professional lives and especially for James. Of the many events our family shared with the Chapter the fishing tournament was always our favorite. Over the years he looked forward to the lighthearted competition as well as being the only male on our team.
One most difficult part of healing for us is the thought that James will be forgotten. Memorials are not really for the deceased they are for the loved ones left behind. Thank you, for giving this gift of memory to us. Thank You for helping us to look back with love and admiration for a man that meant so much. Thank You, for recognizing that James was and always will be an important part of the TSPS family and community. Thank You, on his behalf for reaching out to his family and helping them to mend by expressing such sincere kindness in an otherwise brutal turn of events.
Please accept Chardae’s and my most heartfelt appreciation and sincere thanks. It is with a heavy heart that we continue on without him. It’s a great comfort to know that he will be remembered by such a wonderful event and such loving individuals. Thanks for the memories.