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Monday, September 25, 2023

Pagosa Springs Rotary Ice Melt Contest coming to an end

By JoAnn Laird | Pagosa Springs Rotary Club

St. Patrick’s Day is upon us and spring is surely around the corner, even though people are still skiing and ice fishing. 

However, with great anticipation, the Pagosa Springs Rotary, in conjunction with Pagosa Lakes Property Owners Association (PLPOA), is waiting for the ice to thaw enough that a huge barrel will drop into Lake Hatcher and stop an attached clock. The astute person guessing the closest day, hour, minute and second of when the clock stops will win a cool $1,000, second place will garner $500 and third place will get $250. 

To be counted, entries must be turned in to Rotary no later than midnight, March 17. You’re in luck, as the ice still has not melted enough to sink the barrel and stop the clock. Even though the deadline is fast approaching, your guess could be in April and if the lake doesn’t thaw by then, you could still win. Tickets for your guesses are $5 each, $20 for five and $100 for 30. 

Guess forms are available through links at www.pagosaspringsrotary.com and www.plpoa.com, and ticket guesses can be gotten through the PLPOA administration office, PLPOA Recreation Center, The Choke Cherry Tree, Chamber of Commerce and Ski and Bow Rack. 

As in most fundraisers that Rotary presents, all net proceeds will go to the Pagosa Springs Rotary Scholarship Fund. 

The clock is still ticking, so you better hurry with those guesses. May the luck of the Irish be with you.

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