We've been having meetings and are preparing for the upcoming fisheree the end of January, for the JPD Warrior Project held each year at Donner's Bay Resort on the Turtle Flambeau Flowage. It's an annual fund raiser for Suicide Prevention and Awareness.
Our fisheree has been growing leaps and bounds since it's inception and so has all the work involved in getting it and keeping it that way.
|JPD Warrior Project crew of 2010|
I'm backrow, left side, no hat and sunglasses
Last year we had over 1,000 people out on the ice fishing!
about the flowage: paragraph from http://www.turtleflambeauflowage.com/about.shtml
The Turtle-Flambeau Flowage is a result of the 1926 construction of a dam to create a reservoir. The Turtle-Flambeau Dam harnesses the power of the Turtle and Flambeau Rivers to generate energy for the Flambeau Paper Corporation, located 20 miles south on the Flambeau River. The dam created 18,900 acres of water with 212 miles of winding shoreline. The Turtle-Flambeau Flowage encompasses nine lakes, three rivers and several creeks, all beautifully free of pollution.
And ALL that frozen water is open for the ice fishing jamboree!!
Last year we were able to take a plane up just to show you a little of how much area is available to fish. Trust me ... there is a LOT more area than what these photos show.
You can drive on the ice for miles and miles. Whether you like to fish with the crowds or out on your own ... I guarantee ... somewhere ~ the fish are biting!
You don't even have to fish to participate.
Each year we have HEATED tents set up with raffle prizes and games. We also have lunch specials served on the ice ~ a hamburger or bratwurst, hot dogs, chips, cookies, desserts, baked beans, chili, chicken soup just to name a few things on the menu ... hot chocolate, coffee, soda and beer ...
Also, besides the three big tents ~ a new tent is being added this year ~ JUST FOR THE KIDS!! There will be games and prizes for those 12 years old and under ... and it won't break the parents pocket book either. 10 raffle tickets for $1.00 Parents ... your kids will be able to play all day at those prices!
I sure hope if you're in the Turtle Flambeau Flowage area you would consider stopping in the last Saturday of January and showing your support.
More INFO AVAILABLE at the JPD Warrior Project website.
some of the family
|my great niece Syminda, my grandlove Amanda and DearHubby Slim|
~ more faces of the day ~
|my daughter Staci w/ coon skin cap in front of the leader board|
my daughter Sara w/ her black Stormy Kromer hat on bottom right
Until next time...
So it goes in my neck of the woods.