The Ladysmith Lions Club will bring back its two-day Fun on the Frozen Flambeau fundraiser this year with a new twist. The event will be held on Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 15–16.
New this year will be a “Fun on the Frozen Fairgrounds” headquartered at the Rusk County Fairgrounds. The Lions Club will sell concessions and refreshments throughout the day.
Day two will feature the 8th annual Ladysmith Lions Club Fishing Contest Headquartered at Leonhard Lane.
“Come out to support the reasons why we do this,” Lions Club member Dick Moore said. “This helps give support to people who are less fortunate in the area.”
The grand prize will be a $2,000 shopping spree at Ladysmith Ace Home Center. There will be food, beverages and raffles throughout the event.
All net proceeds will go to recreational improvements on and around the Dairyland Flowage and other Lions Club programs.
Saturday, Feb. 15
11 a.m. to 2 p.m. — Free facepainting in the TeePee with free kids games sponsored by Classic Auto in Bruce.
11 a.m. — Model Airplane Show with an aerial drone demonstration sponsored by Rusk County Propbusters.
2–5 p.m. — A beanbag tournament with cash prizes.
6–10 p.m. — The variety band, Divided Highway, will perform with beverages, dancing and fun sponsored by Northern Roofing andSeamless Gutters, Classic Auto of Bruce and Ladysmith Lions Club.
9 p.m. — A Show Your Fur contest will be held including a live auction with Jim Edming.
Sunday, Feb. 16
Day two will feature the 8th annual Ladysmith Lions Club Fishing Contest Headquartered at Leonhard Lane. Prizes will be awarded randomly to registered fish 4 inches or larger, sponsored by Chilson Automotive of Cadott.
7–10 a.m. — Knights of Columbus pancake breakfast on the ice.
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. — Fishing Contest. Main raffle drawings from back of ticket and other raffle winners. There will be five fish categories of walleye, northern, perch, bluegill and crappie with a winning fish category determined by a spin of the wheel. The Grand Prize in the wheel spin category is $1,000 for largest and $200 for second place. All other categories will be $250 for largest and $50 for second place.
10 a.m. to 1 p.m. — Youth Fishing sponsored by Wildlife Restoration Association. All youngsters less than 16 years old who are present on the ice and in possession of a fishing contest ticket in their name will receive a free gift from the Wildlife Restoration Association, with assistance from Flambeau Bassmasters. Prizes will be awarded throughout the day.
2:30–3 p.m. — A drawing for a power ice auger will be held. Be sure to bring, in person, your 2019 Lion’s Club Fishing Contest ticket to enter this free “Thank You for Coming Again” raffle. Remember to save this year’s ticket for next year’s drawing. Fish prize winners and bucket raffle winners also will be announced.