Thursday, May 1, 2014

2014 Newaygo Troutfest Event Results

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·        This year’s 9th Annual Newaygo Troutfest raised $12,000!!!!!!

·        Many thanks to all the west Mi businesses & persons who donated merchandise for the raffle prize packages helped sell raffle tickets and made it possible for event advertising.

·        Thank you to Parsley’s Sport Shop, for hosting the fishing contest!

·        Thanks to our community for it’s HUGE support!!....It’s your $5 donations for raffle tickets that make the Troutfest be a success in reaching their monetary goal to benefit the chosen non-profit orgs!

·        Thanks to our Troutfest staff:

1.   Wendy Muir, for organizing & hosting – she has worked VERY hard and has spent “Countless” hours organizing by contacting businesses & collecting prizes, raffle ticket distribution & event scheduling! 

2.   Rachel Wisner, for donating countless hours selling raffle tickets and more!

3.   Sherri Russell, for maintaining the website, providing professional photography services for this 3 day event & organizing the Troutfest Art Exhibition.

·        Be sure to sign up for email notifications for next years schedule and photos from this year’s event. (to the right of this post)

Monday, April 21, 2014

Newaygo Troutfest 2014 Information

Event Dates:

April 24th through April 26th, 2014

Welcome to the official Newaygo Troutfest website!

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

Raffle Ticket sales are essential to the success of benifiting the non-profit charitys chosen for this years event - only $5 each and available at Sportsman's Bar and other local business throughout downtown Newaygo, Mi.

Be sure to plan a visit to The Stream (downtown Newaygo) to see the art on display for the 2014 Troutfest Exhibition featuring selected students from Newaygo public schools, grades K through 12th.  Here is a "sneak peek":

"Top choice In Show" winner for 12th grade - by Whitney Pierce
(This mosaic art piece was created with broken tiles and crushed glass on a wood backer)

"Top choice In Show for most Innovative" winners for 12th grade are
Bret Korytkowski, Kyle Karrip, Kenzie Bitson, Lauren Thayer and Alex Karrip
(This 4'x4' mosaic art piece was created with laundry detergent caps on a wood backer)

"1st place" in 3rd grade - Kyrsten Garter
(This mixed media collage piece was created with paper, paint and crayons)