Akeley hosts Audrey’s Purple Dream fishing tournament Feb. 14
Akeley's "answer to cancer" - Audrey's Purple Dream - will once again send purple plungers and fishing lines into icy depths, with proceeds from the 10th annual event benefitting area residents whose lives have been impacted by cancer.
Akeley’s “answer to cancer” – Audrey’s Purple Dream – will once again send purple plungers and fishing lines into icy depths, with proceeds from the 10th annual event benefitting area residents whose lives have been impacted by cancer.
The Saturday, Feb. 14 event on 11th Crow Wing Lake kicks off with fishing tournament registration at 10 a.m., lines dropping at noon. The 10th largest fish wins a grand - $1,000.
Registration for the 2:30 p.m. plunge – the event’s primary fundraiser – begins at 12:30 p.m. with registration forms available online or at T&M Express.
Raffle tickets will be sold for chances to win an Ice Castle fish house valued at $8,900 and a plethora of other goods.
A $2 button purchase throws names in the hat for the $1,000 grand prize and a host of other treasures.
The event culminates at 4:30 p.m. at the Akeley VFW where fishing tournament prizes and awards are presented. Button raffle drawings begin at 6 p.m. with a silent auction to follow.
“Nate’s Fish” will perform live music from 8 a.m. to midnight.
New this year is a “Paint the Town Purple” through Feb. 14, with residents invited to hang purple lights, make a purple snowman or whatever trips the imagination. Judging will be conducted with prizes of $150, $100 and $50 awarded.
Donations to benefit Audrey’s Purple Dream may be made at the First National Bank of Walker, Akeley location, by mailing them to PO Box 272, Akeley, 56433. Or call Cina Pidde at 652-3658.