A Jerry Olson appreciation family picnic is planned for Sunday, May 16, at Four Lakes Forest Preserve, west of Rockford, off Highway 70.
The Rock Valley Anglers fishing club of Rockford is coordinating the event for Olson, who has cancer. Jerry has been an RVA member since the clubs launch at a meeting in spring 1976 at the old Branding Iron Restaurant on South Alpine. He has held most club offices, including president, and has been a tireless worker for RVA.
All present and past members are invited to attend the picnic honoring Olson. The Four Lakes pavilion has been reserved, and setup will start at 10 a.m. Lunch will be at noon, with the club providing hot dogs and hamburgers. Everyone is asked to bring a dish to pass.
Denny Carroll is president of the all-species club, reachable at (815) 988-0298.