April 18, 2011 —
Sullivan County Manager David P Fanslau is urging Sullivan County residents to support the County's tourism and economy by voting in an online contest to have Roscoe, New York named as the Ultimate Fishing Town.
The contest is sponsored by the World Fishing Network, and the first place prize is $25,000 for the community and a half-hour cable television show.
The link http://www.wfnfishingtown.com/vote-view.php  may be used to vote for Roscoe.
"The Greater Roscoe Community thrives on an active fishing season, and the tourism impacts increase exponentially, which increases sales tax revenues, and promotes business for Sullivan County's small business enterprises," said legislator Elwin "Woody" Wood, vice chairman of the legislature and chairman of the Community and Economic Development Committee.
"The entire Sullivan County economy would benefit from Roscoe prevailing in the Ultimate Fishing Town contest, as visitors will look for additional venues to spend their tourism dollars, such as overnight accommodations, Bethel Woods, Forestburgh Playhouse, and the Monticello Casino and Raceway, along with numerous small businesses that offer value-added experiences for residents and visitors alike," Fanslau said.