2012 Troufest Summary
7th Annual Newaygo Area Chamber of Commerce TroutFest Sponsored by Jimmy's Roadhouse was a great success. The charity benefiting from this years event was Love INC - Newaygo Food Pantry. There were many people on hand participating in the Blessing of the Poles, thank you to Jon Riedel; Newaygo Congregational United Church of Christ, Kathy Groff; Newaygo United Methodist Church, Mary Frens; St. Mark's Episcopal Church; the 50/50 Bobber Races, Warming Fire with marshmellows, thank you Beaver Tree Service; Live entertainment from Sandra Bernard, Michele Mines & Kasey Hayden. Thank you to all those who brought canned goods to the park!
Photo's from the event can be found on the website
The winners of the Art Contest -
Grades 9-12 - Kate Newton - 1st Place, Alicia Oswalt - 2nd Place
and Lexi Vilarreal - Honorable Mention
Grades 6-8 - Bonnie Chase - 1st Place, Kylee Chesley - 2nd Place and Molly Frisbee - Honorable Mention
Grades 3-5 - Ciera Twork - 1st Place, Shelby Wright - 2nd Place
and Sailor Goff - Honorable Mention
Grades K-2 - mackenzie Hurrle - 1st Place, Libby Young - 2nd Place and Kylie Ross - Honorable Mention
Thank You Jennifer Hurrle & Sherri Russell for all your hard work collecting, organizing and promoting these great works of art. We would also like to say Thank You to the following local businesses for displaying them: River Stop Cafe' River Stop Saloon, Parsley's Sport & Fly Shop, Little Caesars Pizza, Indian River Tobacco Traders and Jimmy's Roadhouse.
1st Place - Brent Jones
2nd Place - Keith Near
3rd Place - Tom Williams,
4th Place - Evelyn Miller
5th Place - Kristen Ray
6th Place - Tom Williams
The winners of the Minnow Eating Contest
1st Place - Rex Burkall - 59
2nd Place - Chad Notenbaum - 43
3rd Place - Mike Barres - 34
Thank you Hoffman's Guide Service, Wisner Rents Canoes, White Cloud Alpacas, and Cozy Inn for the great prizes to these daring minnow eaters.