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Kids Fishing Contest


Over 100 children participated in the Freedom Fest Fishing Contest, July 1, at Eastside Lake.  Over 50 fish were caught, including walleyes, crappies, bass, sunfish, carp and suckers.  Scores of prizes were awarded along with trophies for the largest fish in four age categories.


CLASS                 NAME                           SPECIES, SIZE

6 & under             Jaithan Claspell             Sucker   2 lb. 7 oz.

7-9                        Kasen Owens               Sucker   1 lb. 1 oz.

10-12                    Mackenzie Sikora         Carp      1 lb. 14 oz.

Freedom Fest Winners

Little Miss Sparkler, Mr. Firecracker Pageant


Around 20 girls and boys participated in the 2017 Little Miss Sparkler, Mr. Firecracker Pageant, July 3, at Bandshell Community Park.  Each child received a t-shirt and goodie bag for participating!  One boy and one girl winner each receive a crown, $25 in Chamber Bucks, and a ride in the Fourth of July Parade.


                                            2017 Little Miss Sparkler - Camryn Deters


                                            2017 Mr. Firecracker - Beckett McLaren


Fireworks Raffle Winners


Six prizes, all donated by chamber members, were awarded six lucky recipients during the Fireworks Raffle drawing, July 4.


  • Grand Prize:  $1,000 from First Farmers & Merchants Bank - EVELYN NAPTON
  • 2nd Prize:  $500 Great GetAway travel certificate donated by Bursch Travel and Delta Vacation - DAVE IGOU
  • 3rd Prize:  Golf Package for 4 or wine Dinner for 8 at the Austin Country Club - REBEKAH BATHON
  • 4th Prize:  Toro Lawn Mower donated by Donkers Hometown Appliances - JORDAN LUKES
  • 5th Prize:  Winemakers tour for 8 at Four Daughters Vineyard & Winery - MADONNA ROSEL
  • 6th Prize:  $100 Rooms and Rest Gift Card - DIANA MOON