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Maciulis: Tinley Park Fishing and Outdoor show right around the corner

The outdoors is heating up despite one of the “best” winters in years. Yes, it’s been brutal — but, it’s also been beautiful.

Breaking out of cabin fever has been a winter tradition throughout the Southland since the days of the old International Amphitheatre sports shows. While there has been a lot of flux in outdoors shows during the past 20 years, one has survived and has continued to roll out the best show experience within a day’s drive.

The 21st Tinley Park Fishing and Outdoor Show will be held Feb. 8 and 9. Twenty years running, this show remains the most affordable show in the Chicago area.

The Tinley Show — which is held at Tinley Park High School, 6111 W. 175th St., is loaded with an array of exhibits that cover the spectrum of what we want in an outdoors show: resorts, guides, Canadian and local fishing and hunting lodges, area clubs, marine dealers and some great seminars.

Hats off to the Tinley Park Athletic Boosters Club, which has been hosting the show these shows over the years. If you haven’t been to one, it’s work a look.

For more information, visit tinleyparkfishingshow.com.

DRiFT’s 21st annual auction will be held Feb. 15, starting at 11 a.m., at Villa Park VFW Post 2801, 39 East St. Charles Road, Villa Park.

Despite the name, the South Side Muskie Hawks are anglers who fish for all species.

Over the years, the Hawks have become a family. So, we include these heartfelt words from Lynn Poliak, who has been with the Hawks since their early days three decades ago:

“It is with sadness that I report the passing of Lynn Shuster on Jan. 4, in Bellingham, Wash. Lynn passed quietly at home with his family surrounding him.”

Lynn was a very friendly and outgoing man. Most of you probably knew of him as the voice over the PA system at the muskie show.

With Lynn goes not only the passing of a very nice man, but also another representative of the era of kindness to your fellow man. God’s peace be with you, Lynn, and know that you were liked, respected, and admired by the many people who dealt with you. You led a good life. Shalom, old friend.

It’s with sadness that we report the passing of another former member of the South Side Muskie Hawks, Don Pinkston.

Don genuinely cared for his fellow man, as evidenced by the fact that when his own kids were young, he and a buddy would take special-needs kids out on a pontoon boat on the Kankakee River for a day of fishing. This was done on average about once a month.

Lynn and Don were a couple of special men, to whom fishing was a pathway to helping others.



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