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EVENTS: Spectrum Generations ice fishing derby this weekend

Feb 14, 2024

The Town Line

The 26th annual Gene and. Lucille Letourneau Ice Fishing Derby will take place on Sunday, February 18, at the Muskie Community Center, 38 Gold Street, in Waterville. This mid-winter tradition for ice fishing enthusiasts and families was established by Maine’s great outdoorsman and his wife, Gene and Lucille Letourneaus.

Fish on any safe, legal Maine pond or lake of your choice, then gather at the Muskie Community Center during the official weigh-in between 2 and 5 p.m. This multigenerational family event encourages ages 15 and under to compete in their own category. Cash prizes will be awarded for first and second places in eight fish categories for adults and for first, second, and third places in ten fish categories for youth.

All are welcome to attend and enjoy the firepit, s’mores, hot cocoa, popcorn, cornhole, pool table, silent auction. Bring your children to experience the Children’s Discovery Museum’s Mobile Museum activities between 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., as well as crafts, coloring, and other free, fun activities (available through 5 p.m.).

Ice Fishing Derby tickets can be purchased online and at several locations: the Muskie Community Center (both in Waterville), Christy’s Country Store (Belgrade), D&L Country Store (Oakland), Harvest Time Baits (Winslow), Middle Road General Store (Sidney), Tri-Pond Variety (Smithfield), Twins Country Store (Augusta), the Cohen Community Center (Hallowell) and at the Spectrum Generations office, in Augusta.

Each ticket allows a fish entry and an entry into the door prize drawing for a Yeti Tundra 65 Cooler and drink tumblers (you do not need to enter a fish to be included in the door prize drawing.) Tickets to enter a fish are sold only until noon the day of the event.

For more information, please contact Sandra MacDonald, Regional Center Director or call 207-873-4745.

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