Little Hole on Big Lake Ice fishing tournament board members. Left to right Chad Rea, Brittany Green, Chairperson Raeann Green, Colleen Slocum and Jason Rea. (Submitted photo.)

11th Annual Little Hole on Big Lake

Submitted Article
This year marks the 11th anniversary of the Little Hole on Big Lake Ice Fishing Tournament. Our first contest featured a list of prizes valued at approximately $300 total. This year’s contest will feature a prize list of more than $10,000.
As participants have become accustomed to, this year events associated with the contest include fantastic food vendors, promotional product vendors, and outdoor gear via a variety of vendors. Set your calendars now for Sat, Feb 22, 2014: 12 noon to 3 p.m.
Once again we will be looking for people with their own 8” auger (no 10” or 6” augers will be allowed) to assist us in drilling holes for the contest. Space is limited and we will be accepting volunteers with augers on a first come first serve basis up to a maximum of 30 people with augers. Each person will receive a free ticket for the contest, in addition to a free ticket for the use of their auger.
The Big Lake Area Jaycees will provide Strikemaster oil/fuel mixture. To register as a hole driller, please contact Brittany Green at (763)-482-1888.
You can request a ticket order form on line at www.littleholeonbiglake.org or starting Sat. Feb. 15 you can purchase tickets at Big Lake Hardware Hank (please watch for specified ticket selling hours), along with Gustafson Trailers in Becker. Adult tickets purchased up until 7 p.m. Friday Feb. 21, 2014 are $15 and day of the tournament they are $25. Youth tickets purchased up until 7 p.m Friday Feb. 21, 2014 are $10 and day of the tournament are $15.

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MEMBERS OF THE BIG LAKE HIGH SCHOOL CHAMBER CHOIR performed for the school board at the beginning of their last meeting. The Chamber Choir members are selected for their skills from among their peers. They were directed by Mary Ebanks. (Photo by Jennifer Edwards).

DARLENE LANZ grew up just east of town and has lived in or around Big Lake all her life. She recalls what Christmas was like in Big Lake back then. (Photo by Jennifer Edwards).

SHERBURNE COUNTY ATTORNEY Kathleen Heaney, taking over as MCAA President. (Submitted photo.)

Cheryl Turck and Corey Mabis of the Sherburne County Probation Dept. (Photo by Ken Francis.)

SANTA AND HIS HELPERS prepared to give out toys to 111 families at the Food Shelf Monday. The toys were all donated by one local merchant. (Photo by Ken Francis.)