Dear Editor:

Two exciting events are coming up soon in the valley. The annual ice fishing derby is on January 25th, and tickets are $35 per person. The all-ages derby is from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and is for pikeminnows and suckers (no game fish). Register at the Station Pub at 8 a.m before the event. There are prizes for the three longest fish, dependant on number of participants, but likely first place $500, second $300 and third $200. There will also be door prizes donated by local businesses.

Last years longest fish was a 18 and 3/4 inch pikeminnow. The event usually draws 80 participants, most of them happy to share their ice augers with others.

The next weekend is the annual snow golf tournament on February 1st on Lake Windermere. Golfers should bring a full set of clubs for the 18-hole snow course, with holes from 75 to 180 yards in length. Tournament is scramble format (best ball) with teams of four, and great prizes will be donated by local golf courses. Come out and enjoy both events!

Steve Kuffler

Windermere Valley Kinsmen Club