The Event committee members have been hard at work finalizing plans for Winterfest weekend to be held on February 14th 15th and 16th 2014.
Last year’s new addition to the lineup “Battle of the Beards” contest will be returning with the continued support of the Grand Rapids Order of Whiskers club. Contestants will be judged in several different categories, including the best winter beard.
Other returning events will include the fishing contest that will take place the same week as Winterfest, ice sculpting displays and demonstrations, the comedy show at Orchard Hills Golf Course February 14th, children’s games Saturday, February 15th, and the ice-tee scramble with a location to be determined. Co-ed volleyball contests will be part of the festivities, again as well as the popular and Polar Dip in Gun Lake. The Orangeville Fire Department will host the pancake breakfast and bake sale. A returning activity from years past that made a comeback last year is the election of a Gun Lake mayor. More candidates are still needed to run for the office. Anyone interested may call Linda Boyce, 269-945-9554.