Governor's Opener raffle ticket sales begin
The raffle ticket winner in the 2013 Governor's Fishing Opener drawing will claim a 2013 Crestliner boat with a Mercury 115 Optimax motor, trailer and custom travel cover, valued at $27,901. On hand for its arrival in Park Rapids are, from left, Chamber director Katie Magozzi, Jessica Critz, marketing coordinator for Crestliner, committee member Jason Durham and Chamber president Bob Seifert. The winner of the second drawing will drive home towing a $15,500 Ice Castle fish house donated by the Smokey Hills Outdoor Store. The 2013 Lake of the Woods fish house is certified as an RV quality model. Features, explained Hendri Ernst, below, include air conditioning, satellite dish, a kitchen area, beds for five and - most importantly - nine fishing holes. The $5 raffle tickets are available at the Chamber and will be sold on the main stage at the 4th of July parade. The drawing will be held May 11 at the celebration dinner in Armory Square.