Winterfest 2015 - Mackinaw City Hosted the 22nd Annual Winterfest Weekend January 15-18, 2015.

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Another great community event for Mackinaw City! Thank you to our sponsors and event hosts plus all the volunteers who made Winterfest possible. You are the heart and soul of our community!

Games sponsors: Pinecrest Village and Teysen's Gifts
Frozen Fish Toss- 1st Wyatt Cameron, 2nd Madison Brown, 3rd Micah Baker
Ladder Golf - 1st Lucas Hunt, 2nd Cooper Whipkey, 3rd Killian Miller
Bean Bag Toss - 1st Lylah Hingston, 2nd Lucas Hunt, 3rd Landon Serres
kid game
Host's: Tonya Fegan, Heather and Torrie Tamlyn , Mark Hemming, Big Stone Bay, Music and commentary by Little mc and G

BC Pizza's Poker Walk
Top Prize winners: All Stops- Susan Howell, 7High Straight Flush- Karen Krueger, Full House A/7- Jennifer Cooper, K/8 Ryan Cosper, 7/J- Rob Rafferty
6/4- Mike Murray - 14th event from Royal Oak.

Hosts: Friends of the Chamber: Ambassador-Karen Valot, Melody Barrett with Charlie Valot, Mary Madigan ( Mary and Betty Waak with deliveries) and Dawn Edwards.

18 Winners traveled from Madison Heights, Benzonia, Royal Oak, St Ignace, Pellston, Gaylord, Cheboygan and Mackinaw City.
Prize sponsors: Alice's Kandy and Korn, Audie's, Burger King, BC Pizza, Candy Corner/Windjammer Gifts, Devon's Mackinac Island Fudge, Devon's Mackinac Is. Fudge & Popcorn, Dixie Saloon, Fort Fudge Shop, Holiday Inn Express, Hush Puppies & Family, Keyhole Bar & Grill, Krueger's Fish Market, Mackinaw Clothing, Mackinaw IGA, Mackinaw Pastie by the Bridge, Mackenzie's On the Ave, Mama Mia's, Marshall's Fudge & Candies, O'Reilly's Irish Pub, Pancake Chef, and Teysen's Gifts and Moccasin.

chiliMama Mia's Chili Cookoff Winners
Judges Choice - ABC Chili-Bells Fishery
People's choice 1st - Papa Gene's Campfire Chili from Tee Pee Campground, 2nd Captain Fred's Famously Flavorable Chuckwagon Chili
Best decorated - Team Corn.
Other tasty blends included Old Timers Venison Chili - Sr. Center, and local Mean Mama's and Terralinos Italian Chili.

Hosts: Jay and Fay Stillwell, Rob and Judy Most with the Ambassador's Group and Friends.

euchreEuchre Tournament: Wawatum Senior Center
1st place- Elmer Carlson, 2nd place- David Baker, 3rd tie Bob Bohn, Lisa Porteous

Host – Diane Fry, food by friends of the Sr. Center

Snow Sculpting: Mackinac Bay Properties/ prizes Mackinaw Area Visitor's Bureau
1st place Judges - Nick Hutchenson and Rebecca Hacket with Elsa and Anna from "Frozen"
2nd Place and Peoples Choice - Bo Wipkey and Mike Sullivan with Olaf from "Frozen"

Thank you to the 4th grade Mrs. Darrow and 5th grade Mrs. Bell classes for the six great sculptures. Thank you Chris Brown and the Lieghio Group equipment for sculptures. Friends of the Ambassadors' for putting up the blocks in the freezing wind: Dave Potter, Larry Strouse, Mario Rodriquez and Jerry Archambo.

Paradise Lake Association Ice Fishing @ MDNR access
123 entrants
Heaviest Panfish - 1.12lbs., 12.6" Perch, # 81 Keith Lyon, Heaviest Pike- 13.93lbs, 40"- # Colin Readmond, Heaviest Walleye- 2.70 lbs, 2025" lengh #104 Robert J. Nichols

First Panfish - Perch, .63 lbs., length 11"- #61 John Krueger, First Pike - 2.92lbs., 24.5" length # 19 104 Bill Hutto,
Carp Lake General Store second place prizes – Pan fish - .82lbs, 12" Length , #100 Jason Eberly, Pik e- 6.49 Lbs., 32.5" length #104 Robert Nichols

Thank you to all the Volunteers, donors and participants for another successful tournament! Chair - Cathy Freebairn and PLA

weeweeteepeeCongratulations to our Pepsi International Outhouse Race winners!
1st Place: Wee Wee Tee Pee $1,000.00
2nd Place: O'Reilly's Potty of Gold $500.00
3rd Place: Toms Cabin $250.00

Outhouse Race Hosts- Lieghio Group, Chris Brown, Shepler's Parking Lot, Announcer- Gman Entertainment/ Gary Engles, Sound Trailer-Bryce Tracy with the Fort Michilimackinac Pageant Committee, Big Country- Nascar Steve

Other Sponsors:
Sleigh/Wagon Rides: Marshall's Fudge and Candy- Patrick Frohoff, with horses from Don Cowell Stables
Pancake Chef: Warming House - Bob Fisher and BJ Majors
Mackinaw City Area Arts Council: at Mackinaw Clothing with Art Council staff and area artists - Great Art Exhibit and kids posters.
Village Snow Mountain Slide: Village of Mackinaw City Crew
Audie's Hollywood Heats up Polar nights fundraiser and elegant evening

Program sponsor's not listed above: Citizen's National Bank, Tee Pee Campground, Hamilton Inn Select, Dixie Saloon DJ and dancing, O'Reilly's reception, Cash Bash, Mackinaw City Chamber of Commerce, Mackinaw Area Public Library, Parade Fish Fry, Teyson's Gallery/event photo's and American Legion Post #159.

For everyone who was not named but assisted in any way with Winterfest weekend- a great big "snow hug" from 2015 Chairman Dawn Edwards and assistant Judy Most!

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