May 11, 2011 —
Sullivan County Manager David Fanslau is urging all Sullivan County residents and visitors 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 final voting round began at 12:00 noon on May 10 and continues through May 31. The following link may be used to vote for Roscoe: http://www.wfnfishingtown.com/town/roscoe-ny 
"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.
Already known as "Trout Town, USA" - Roscoe is considered the birthplace of the American Dry Fly Fishing, developed by Theodore Gordon and his followers. A two-hour drive from New York City, Roscoe is home to the junction of two trophy trout streams, the Willowemoc and the Beaverkill, in addition to many nearby lakes, ponds and reservoirs.
Voting is done via email by going to www.wfnfishingtown.com  and following a simple procedure. Individuals are able to vote four times a day (once each in specific blocks of time) for each e-mail address they have. Those who voted in the first round are already registered.
First time voters need to follow a set of directions.
1. Go to http://www.wfnfishingtown.com/town/roscoe-ny  and cast a vote for Roscoe 2. Individuals will receive an e-mail from WFN to verify their e-mail vote - and must respond to the WFN by clicking on the link 3. This process may be repeated for every e-mail account an individual has 4. Votes may be cast every six hours until May 31st.
"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," concluded Fanslau.