This Fourth of July holiday will be very different than any other ones we've had in a long time. The coronavirus pandemic has changed the way we do EVERYTHING including gatherings that we have with our friends and family. For me, Fourth of July weekend is spent down the shore with my family and we usually have about 20 people over. This year, we've reduced the amount of guests and are taking lots of precautions due to the pandemic. I've searched Pinterest and other websites for ways to limit everyone's contact with serving spoons and condiments and things like that. Plus, I'll have hand sanitizer everywhere and Lysol wipes in the bathrooms in case people want to wipe anything down before they use it. I am so covered!

For many people who are still practicing extreme social distancing and celebrating the Fourth of July with their immediate family, they might need something to do. Why not go fishing in Pennsylvania? It's actually free to fish on any waterway in Pennsylvania on July 4th and you don't need a fishing license to do so. This is open to residents and non residents of Pennsylvania, so Jersey people are welcome to drive over the border to go fishing. They do ask that you wear a mask while you are fishing and practice social distancing, but hey, we've been doing that for months now, so we should be pros at that.

There is more info in the Facebook post below or online at the Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission's website. Go have some safe fun fishing on July Fourth!