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Ice Fishing Jamboree

Sarah Moen prepared to draw prizes at Saturday's event. Special to the Pioneer Journal1 / 6
Mike and Maddie Shrode were ready to fish Saturday at the fishing contest. Special to the Pioneer Journal2 / 6
Bailey Folkestad caught the first fish at the Ice Fishing Jamboree Saturday. Special to the Pioneer Journal3 / 6
Logan Taggart, Zach Strickland, Dominic Nistler, Sarah Moen, Jacob Krueger, Rachel Paskewitz, Hayley Maloney, Molly Lindgren and Katie Benson took care of registrations. Special to the Pioneer Journal4 / 6
Paul Lorentz won the two days and two nights of free ice house rental on Lake of the Woods. Special to the Pioneer Journal5 / 6
Dean Herda won the half day of guided fishing with Walleye Dan. Special to the Pioneer Journal6 / 6

About 75 hearty outdoor lovers spent Saturday on Dower Lake with their fishing rods. The winter weather cooperated in helping the CEO Ice Fishing Jamboree to be a fun Minnesota event.

The Central Minnesota CEO students found a lot of community support as they were able to solicit sponsorships for the event from over 50 local businesses. This resulted in 75 door prizes for anyone who purchased a ticket to the event.

Prizes were awarded for the first fish of the day, the biggest game fish, first, second and third place and the biggest panfish.

Bailey Folkestad, of Wadena, caught the first fish of the day, Dean Herda, of Merrifield, caught the largest game fish, and Paul Lorentz, of Wadena, caught the largest pan fish.

For more information about the CEO Class check out the class website at Watch for the CEO Trade Show in May that will showcase the individual businesses of the CEO students.