Sunday, April 28, 2013

2013 Troutfest Video Of Events

Many "Thanks" to our wonderful public supporters, to the Stream for hosting the Troutfest Art Exhibit and to all the businesses who donated so willing to help make the 8th Annual Newaygo Troutfest a HUGE success! 

A very special "thank you" to Newaygo Printing & Copy Center LLC for their outstanding service during the 2013 Newaygo Troutfest.

We raised over $7,000.00!!!
Thank you to all who supported this fundraising event through purchasing Troutfest Raffle tickets - and the Winners of the raffle are as follows:

1st    Cheryl Rogers
2nd   John Mellema
3rd    Newaygo Veterinary Clinic
4th    Rick Kalsbeek
5th    Larry Kissinger
6th    Mark Franczek

Also, the Troutfest Art Exhibit hosted by the STREAM was a huge success! Congrats to Hayden Limberg for winning the "People's Choice Award" for receiving the most votes during the exhibit by public visitors.

Be sure to watch this video and learn more about this great event and plan on attending next year for our 9th annual - The Newaygo Troutfest occurs every year in the month of April (on opening weekend of Trout fishing season).

Friday, April 5, 2013

Schedule For The 8th Annual Troufest In Newaygo

8th Annual Newaygo Troutfest

2013 Dates are: April 23, 25, 26 and 27
Sportsman's Bar & Restaurant will be hosting the 8th annual Newaygo Troutfest. The festivities will start on Tuesday April 23rd with a Euchre Tournament ($10 entry) at 6:00 at the VFW Post on Mason Rd... Thurs April 25th, the Sportsman's is having a live comedy show. Tickets are $8 in advance and the show starts at 8:00 p.m.  Be sure to check out the photos from each event here.

Brooks Park, in downtown Newaygo is the place to be on Friday the 26th at 5:00 for the VFW's famous fish fry, followed by the annual blessing of the poles at 6:30. In addition to the bobber races, there will be a silent auction loaded with NASCAR paraphernalia in memory of Barb & Dick Wilson.

On Saturday Parsley's Sport Shop fishing contest weigh in will be at the Sportsman's at 7:00, live minnow eating contest at 8:00,more Bobber Races, followed by the Troutfest Raffle Drawing at 9:00 then the live music with SP3 & Joe Sturgill.

6 Lucky winners will each receive a huge package prize full of gift certificates, merchandise, lodging & more all donated by local merchants. This year's recipient of the hopeful $6000 will be LOVE I.N.C. and the local VFW post 4249. Tickets are $5 each and can be purchased at LOVE, VFW, Sportsman's and many local merchants. A huge thanks to all the merchants and sponsors, including Newaygo Printing, Country view Auctions, Sherri Russell Photography, B&B Contractors, Independent Bank & Northern Staffing to mention a few.

The Stream, located at 1 State Rd is hosting a Troutfest Fish Art Contest that will feature art from Newaygo Public Schools (students K through12) dates April 20th thru May 4th. Stop in to see the student’s talents, and vote!  Exhibit hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. - Monday through Friday.

Troutfest Fish Art Exhibit Award Winning Student Artists:

1st place (grade k-3) is Hayden Linberg
2nd place (grade k-3) is Karla Nelson
3rd place (grade k-3) is Nicholas Ruehmeier
Best in Show (grade k) is Allisa Lindsey

1st place (grade 4-5) is Matthew Richardson
2nd place (grade 4-5) is Adrian Anderson
3rd place (grade 4-5) is Madison Salacina

1st place (grade 7-9) is Dana duChemin
2nd place (grade 7-9) is Madyson Visscher
3rd place (grade 7-9) is Kate Youmans

1st place (grade 10-12) is Terezia Moravkova
2nd place (grade 10-12) is Felicia Compagnari
3rd place (grade 10-12) is Dakota Davis

Best In Show (grade 11) is Shelby Boyd and Cory Wimmer

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

2013 Newaygo Troutfest News - 8th Annual

The 8th Annual Newaygo Troutfest for 2013 is coming soon!

Festival Dates: Friday April 26th and Saturday April 27th 2013
Stay tuned for detailed information and scheduling for this years Newaygo Troutfest. 
This years beneficiaries from the sales of all raffle tickets will be the local VFW and Love Inc.
If you are a person or business interested in volunteering and /or sponsoring this awesome event that benefits the local community of Newaygo, then please contact Wendy Muir at Sportman's Rest/ 231.652.7074