The Lodge at Leathem Smith will host the 4th annual Wounded Hero Fishing Excursion Aug. 16 – 18. Paul Meleen, owner and executive chef of The Lodge of Leathem Smith and a professional fisherman, is excited and honored to be organizing this event. Approximately 30 to 40 wounded veterans who served in Vietnam, Afghanistan and Iraq are planning to attend. “These soldiers have given of themselves for our freedom. This event is a small way of showing appreciation for their sacrifices,” said Meleen.
Several local charter captains are giving up their usual charters for these days to take the participants fishing. The public is encouraged to attend and stop by to offer sentiments to these veterans. For more information, or to offer help, support or donations, call Wendy Hanson at 920.743.5555.