Iceless Ice Fishing Contest brought many into town


The weather was unseasonably warm for the Owen-Withee Lions Ice Fishing contest held at the Owen Old School Gym on March 3. In fact, the weather trends of the past few weeks melted away any chances of ice fishing on the Mill Pond that day. But as O-W Lion Jim Scheuer said, “Most people don’t come to this event for the fishing.”
This year, like in past iceless years, the awards for largest fish caught were added to the other raffles and prizes of the day. As is always the case, raffle buckets, and other prizes to be won encircled nearly the entire gymnasium. Food and drinks were available for purchase and other snacks items were given away.
Jeremy Goessl and a few of his Boy Scouts helped during the event. They ran the kids fishing game, where kids throw a fishing line over a blanket and they are sure to catch a prize.
Even though fishing was out of the picture this year, the fun continued throughout the sunny day as the O-W Lions reeled in another successful fundraising event. O-W Lion Jim Scheuer said that it takes lot of volunteers besides the O-W Lion members to run this event and they are always looking for new members.