Weather cooperates in annual outdoor Ikes Winterfest

Amy Overeiner teaching a new skier Saturday on the Ikes property.

Amy Overeiner teaching a new skier Saturday on the Ikes property.

The annual Izaak Walton League (Ikes) Winterfest was a big hit on Saturday, January 23, on Myers Lake Road. “It was a great day with almost 400 people out to enjoy the outdoor fun,” said president Georgia Donovan.

The ice fishing, skating, sledding, candle-making, and cross-country skiing were very popular. Watch for more fishing events in the spring. Next up will be their annual fundraising banquet on March 5. Call (616) 866-4769 for information.

The Isaak Walton League here in Rockford is the Dwight Lydell Chapter, which has a 30-plus acre conservation center at 5641 Myers Lake Road.

New members are always welcome. The group is a non-profit conservation organization. Visit www.michiganike.org for more information.

Erika McGuirl in the snow castle. Each year the Isaac Walton League Winterfest features many fun and healthy outdoor activities. The conservation group invites visitors to find out more about the organization.

Erika McGuirl in the snow castle. Each year the Isaac Walton League Winterfest features many fun and healthy outdoor activities. The conservation group invites visitors to find out more about the organization.

Bill Skallos teaching archery to a youngster at the Ikes Winterfest this year.

Bill Skallos teaching archery to a youngster at the Ikes Winterfest this year.

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