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Neighbors-Women's Club Players to perform-Jan. 2

Polar Pout Plunge 10 is Feb. 16

WALKER — Polar Pout Plunge 10 has been scheduled for Feb. 16.

Held in conjunction with the International Eelpout Festival in Walker, the Polar Pout Plunge has been a show that draws more than 3,000 spectators and 200 plungers. Polar Pout Plunge 8 was featured on the “Tonight Show with Jay Leno.”

All of the proceeds benefit the Walker Area Community Center and plungers will earn prizes.

Plungers must raise at least $50. Prizes start with beanie caps and t-shirts and progress to soft-shell and polar fleece jackets to Moondance Jam festival tickets and an invitation to the appreciation party at Moondance Lazy Moon. For each $500 plungers raise they’ll receive a Moondance Jam or Jammin’ Country festival pass.

Polar Pout Plunge 10 has $5 raffle tickets plungers can sell. The raffle drawing will be done from the Polar Pout Plunge stage at 2 p.m. on jump day, Saturday Feb. 16. The raffle prizes include a Leech Lake vacation stay at Horseshoe Bay Resort, an HD flat-panel TV, a power auger, Jam tickets and more. To raise jump funds plungers simply sell raffle tickets and turn in proceeds and raffle stubs at jump registration.

Moondance Jam or Jammin’ Country tickets will be awarded for:

• Each $500 raised by a jumper.

• Team that raises the most money. (one ticket per jumper, up to 10 tickets).

• Best Team Costumes and Presentation. (one ticket per jumper, up to 10 tickets)

• Most senior jumper.

Challenge sponsors have contributed funding to Polar Pout Plunge 10. For those who are taking the plunge; $100 in matching jump funds may be available.

The biggest addition to Polar Pout Plunge 10 is the Team Appreciation Party. The Team Appreciation Party is 6 p.m. Feb. 22, at Moondance Lazy Moon. To get invited in, plungers combine into teams of 2-10 jumpers, raise combined funds of at least $1,000 and then receive 10 tickets to the Team Appreciation Party.

The Team Appreciation Party includes free food, free drink, and the biggest prizes of Polar Pout Plunge 10 are reserved for the jumpers who earned their way into this celebration; prizes that include $1,000 cash, vacation stays, HD TVs and more.

For more information about Polar Pout Plunge 10, details about how to participate, Challenge Sponsor money and more, please visit, email, call or text the plunge hotline at 218-252-3136.

Women’s Club Players

to perform in Crosby

CROSBY — The Cuyuna Range Women’s Club will meet 1 p.m. Monday in the meeting room of the Jessie F. Hallett Memorial Library. Following a short business meeting chaired by president Myrna Nelson, the program for the day will be a Musical Women’s Club Meeting given by the “Women’s Club Players.”

This musical opened recently in the northern village of Lake Bottom, and it was a smash hit. Everyone in the village (56 in all, including Mrs. Iverson’s new baby) attended the musical in the back room of John Johnson’s General Store. It was a standing room only crowd (because Mr. Johnson doesn’t have any chairs) but all of those attending were most enthusiastic (except for the baby, who slept through the whole thing.) It is with pride and great expectations that we present this musical to the Cuyuna Range Women’s Club. We can assure you that nothing like it has ever been seen here before.

Principle players include Ruth Anderson, Ellen Brandt, Diane Grochowski, Kris Hasskamp, Nancy Jann, Jerry Kester, Lenore McBroom, Molly Milberry, Juanita Noble and Kathy Reilly. Sally Mann is director and accompanist. Playing the members of the women’s club will be, well, the members of the Women’s Club.

Following the program, refreshments will be served by the committee of Carol Haverland, Elsa Ray and Pat Sylvester. All area women are invited to attend the meeting and encouraged to join the Women’s Club.

Ice Fest Jan. 4-5 in Breezy Point

The 18th annual Ice Fest on Pelican Lake in Breezy Point will be held Friday-Saturday, Jan. 4-5.

Following is a schedule of events:

Friday, Jan. 4

All day: Blinkie Buttons available for $5.

7 p.m.: Bonfire (Pelican Lake Bay).

8 p.m.: Live entertainment at local establishments, including Commander Bar (Vintage Raggs), Billy’s Bar and Grill (Ice Fest Kick off party, Blind Luck 9 p.m.) and Dockside (Mostly Water).

Saturday, Jan. 5

All day: Blinkie Button specials and bonfire on shore of Pelican Lake; dogsled rides by Wolf Moon Kennel and Dogsled for $5 per person; concession stand; Ice Slide (on shore of Pelican Lake); and new product display.

7 a.m.-4 p.m.: Pancake Breakfast (Pelican Lake Conservation Club).

9 a.m.-4 p.m.: Pond Hockey 4-on-4 Tournament (register by Jan. 2, 2013).

9 a.m.-6 p.m.: Vendor craft fair (Lakeside Room of the Marina II at Breezy Point Resort).

9 a.m.-12:30 p.m.: Kids fishing program/Minnaqua (ice fishing and winter safety, Minnesota fishing regulations, make ice fishing jiggle sticks and Minnesota fish ID).

10 a.m.-4 p.m.: Snowmobile radar run.

10 a.m.-4 p.m.: Snow golf.

Noon-4 p.m.: Power Ice Auger World Championships Competition.

1 p.m.: Figure skating demonstrations by Breezy Point Figure Skating Club.

1-5 p.m.: Horse-drawn trolley rides.

6:55 p.m.: Presentation of the Colors by American Legion Post 49.

7 p.m.: Fireworks.

8 p.m.: Live entertainment and specials at local establishments, including Commander Bar (Vintage Raggs & Bikini Contest), JJ’s (Mark Stary & Bar Bingo), Billy’s Bar and Grill (giving away trip for two to Hawaii) and Dockside (Mostly Water).

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