Deadline approaches to enter ice guessing contest
NEWPORT, Vt. (AP) — There is less than one month left to guess how long the ice will last on Vermont’s Lake Memphremagog.
The Caledonian-Record reports participants in the annual Joe’s Pond Ice-Out Contest have until April 1 to guess when a block attached to a time clock will drop in the lake.
Newport Parks and Recreation put a large drawing of a bottle of vanilla extract on the block, naming the facade “Vanilla Ice.”
Last year, the clock stopped at 11:27 a.m. on May 4. The winner received more than $4,500.
Proceeds from the contest are divided between the winner and the Joe’s Pond Association, which plans to use the money on the Gardner Memorial Park Playground and Splashpad project.
Information from: The Caledonian-Record, http://www.caledonianrecord.com