Polar Bear Dip, Poker Run among second TUT weekend attractions

Text: T T


THE KISSING OF THE FISH Tip-up Town Queen Lindy Peterson, with the help of Don Lambie on Sunday, kisses a 13-pound, 14-ounce northern pike caught by Dan Luna of Albion. Peterson also plans to jump in the Polar Bear Dip this Saturday. Another full weekend of fun starts Friday and continues through Sunday. For more from the first weekend of the 64th edition of TUT, see pages C1-3. (Photo by Cheryl Holladay) THE KISSING OF THE FISH Tip-up Town Queen Lindy Peterson, with the help of Don Lambie on Sunday, kisses a 13-pound, 14-ounce northern pike caught by Dan Luna of Albion. Peterson also plans to jump in the Polar Bear Dip this Saturday. Another full weekend of fun starts Friday and continues through Sunday. For more from the first weekend of the 64th edition of TUT, see pages C1-3. (Photo by Cheryl Holladay) The second weekend of Tip-up Town, U.S.A., awaits visitors and natives alike who wish to enjoy Houghton Lake’s winter carnival.

The fun starts tomorrow (Friday) with a tailgate party in the beverage tent, featuring the band, Revolver.

Plenty of activities are slated for Saturday, including the Polar Bear Dip at 1 p.m. Watch 2014 Queen Lindy Peterson – who said she plans to jump in a mermaid costume – jump first. She has been collecting money for Special Olympics of Michigan and plans to present a donation to the Wertz Warriors.


THE WINNERS ARE… With the help of Collins Elementary second grader, Lexi Juneac, Houghton Lake Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Linda Tuck drew the winners of the Tip-up Town 2014 regular badge drawing on Jan. 21 at the chamber office. The top winner of the day was Jeffry Andres of Corunna, who won $1,000. Gwinyai Mumbiro of Royal Oak was the second place winner and she will be awarded $500. Brandon Williams of Brighton was the third place winner and he will receive $250. Tuck said the next regular badge drawing along with the specialty badge drawing will take place on Jan. 28 at 4 p.m. at the Houghton Lake Chamber of Commerce. (Photo by Krista Tacey-Cater) THE WINNERS ARE… With the help of Collins Elementary second grader, Lexi Juneac, Houghton Lake Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Linda Tuck drew the winners of the Tip-up Town 2014 regular badge drawing on Jan. 21 at the chamber office. The top winner of the day was Jeffry Andres of Corunna, who won $1,000. Gwinyai Mumbiro of Royal Oak was the second place winner and she will be awarded $500. Brandon Williams of Brighton was the third place winner and he will receive $250. Tuck said the next regular badge drawing along with the specialty badge drawing will take place on Jan. 28 at 4 p.m. at the Houghton Lake Chamber of Commerce. (Photo by Krista Tacey-Cater) Also planned for the second Saturday of Tip-up Town is the Poker Run, hosted by the Houghton Lake Trailblazers Snowmobile Club. Participants receive cards at various sites, which are also accessible by car. The event begins at 11 a.m.

While adults and families have been looking for the Tip-up Town medallion, kids have their own medallion to search for, right on the TUT site. They receive clues at the outdoor games stage. Last week’s winner was Noah McGinley, 10, of Bellevue.

Saturday night be sure to look for another fireworks display, shot from the ice on Houghton Lake. The show starts at 6:30 p.m.

Inside the Family Fun Tent can be found entertainment by Diversity Entertainment, magic shows by Michael Pearce and appearances by Twister Joe and the Association to Rescue Kritters’ Birds of Prey.

Kids’ games, an ice slide and carnival rides can be found at the center of Tip-up Town. The Houghton Lake Lake Associationsponsored Ice Fishing Contest will award prizes Sunday starting at 1 p.m.

The beverage tent, located about a block east of Tip-up town, will be open Saturday, featuring Revolver.

Queen Lindy Peterson is also the chair of snow sculpture and ice carving contest. Prizes will be awarded in commercial and residential categories Sunday at 4 p.m. inside the Family Fun Tent. Call (989) 808-1242 to let her know about your cold creation!

For more from the first weekend, see pages C1-3.

2014-01-23 / Front Page

Return to top

Loading ...

Share