A Day of Fishing at Berwind Lake: Bringing Families Together and Celebrating Generosity

Each year, the Berwind Lake “A Day of Fishing” event brings families and children together for a joyous celebration of community spirit and outdoor fun. This year’s event, scheduled for Saturday, May 11, 2024, promises to be even more special, thanks to a generous donation of $1,000 made possible by Cleveland Cliffs employees. This contribution, presented to McDowell County Commissioner Dewayne Dotson, will be used to purchase gifts for the kids and stock the lake with fish, ensuring a memorable day for all attendees.

Commissioner Dewayne Dotson’s Commitment to Community

Commissioner Dewayne Dotson has long been recognized as a dedicated supporter of McDowell County communities. His involvement in impactful projects stretches back nearly a decade, when he played a crucial role in the creation of the Janice Robert Mountian Park (JRMP). Dotson provided his own truck to haul dirt for days, while also financing the operation of essential equipment and covering the costs of meals for children participating in summer programs. His steadfast dedication to initiatives that benefit children and their families has left an enduring mark on the community.

A Day to Celebrate and Win Big

This year’s “A Day of Fishing” will feature special prizes, such as fishing rods and bicycles, to reward the young anglers’ enthusiasm. Stocking Berwind Lake with fish ensures plenty of opportunities for kids to cast their lines and reel in their catch. As always, the event is free and open to all families, making it a wonderful opportunity to build lasting memories.

Supporting the Future of Fishing at Berwind Lake

Those interested in continuing the tradition of generosity can support next year’s “A Day of Fishing” event by making a donation. Organizers Donna Dash, available at the lake, and Frances at the Welch EDA office, are ready to assist anyone looking to contribute to this meaningful community gathering.

Commissioner Dotson’s tireless dedication to McDowell County remains evident through his involvement in projects like this one. By providing the resources, support, and leadership needed to bring families together, he ensures that our communities remain vibrant and caring, with a focus on the future well-being of children and families.


EDA Board Members

Tracy Allison Gary, WV
Robert Beavers War, WV
Carl Bell Welch, WV
Mike Capparelli Northfork, WV
James DeShazio Welch, WV
Joe Ford Iaeger, WV
Kenneth Gentry Davy, WV
Adam Gianato Kimball, WV
Barry Hale Premier, WV
Brian Harrison Bradshaw, WV
Harold McBride Welch, WV
Carol Sizemore Northfork, WV