Richwood
 on March 14, 2024

Richwood event renamed in honor of George Showalter

By By Kyle Meddles, Richwood Gazette 

 

The Richwood Fishing Derby will undergo a name change in 2024 to honor the life of George Showalter.

At the regular village council meeting Monday evening, council discussed changing the name of this year’s fishing derby in the wake of George Showalter’s passing.

Aside from holding the fishing derby each year, Showalter was a proud navy veteran who, after retirement, substituted in the North Union school district and held a seat on Richwood Council for many years.

Council President Reddy Brown, who also helps with the event, pitched the new name to council: “(The fishing derby) previously has been called the Hooked on Fishing Derby, so the name this year (will be) the George “Soapy” Showalter H…

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