Newaygo Winterfest Newaygo Chamber of Commerce Press release: For Immediate Release Contact: Newaygo Chamber of Commerce (231) 652-3068 Newaygo Winterfest Celebrates 15 Year Annivasay This year’s Newaygo Winterfest will once again be held on Hess Lake and area businesses. This massive event usually includes hundreds of snowmobiles, airplanes and non-sanctioned motorcycle ice racing, ice fishing and fun for the whole family. The annual Newaygo Winterfest will run January 27-31, 2009 with a Euchre Tournament at the Newaygo VFW Post 4249 on Tuesday, January 27th and will feature cash prizes. Contestants are encouraged to call Fran at (231-) 652-2716 On Wednesday evening, Manchinos Pizza will host a Karaoke Contest and offer prizes to contestants. There is no entry fee to participate and contestants can call Mancion’s at (231) 652-2255 for more information. Thursday’s activities include Wii Bowling and Wii Golf Tournaments at Jimmy’s Roadhouse at 7:00 PM, participants may call Jimmy’s at (231) 652-7222. Sportsman’s Restaurant will feature a Wine Tasting also at 7:00 PM and participants are encouraged to call Sportsman’s for more information at 231) 652-7074. The River Stop Café will hold an Open Mic Night with Sandra Bernard from 7:00-10:00 PM. Please call (231) 652- 5282 for more information. Friday’s events include the increasingly popular Cardboard Sled Race at the Resurrection Life Church and will feature prizes for various events. Participants should contact Sherri Russell for rules and registration at (616) 638-9384. The Driftwood Bar & Grill will host a Pool Tournamnet at 7:00 PM with sign up at the Driftwood Bar or call 231) 652-2686. Saturday’s events kick off with the VFW Breakfast from 7:00-11:00 AM and cost is $5.00 and is all you can eat, with benefits to support the Honor Guard. Snow and Ice events on Hess Lake run from 11:00 AM-4:00PM and include a Fishing Contest sponsored by Parsley’s Sport Shop with weigh in at 2:00 PM. Fishermen are encouraged to call Parsley’s for rules and regulations at (231) 652-6986. Other Hess Lake events include Kids Games, a Chili Cook-Off Contest, Family Friendly Ice Tee shirt Contest, Ice Golf Contest, Chicken Bowling, Snowshoe Race and many other fun activities. The Newaygo Winterfest will also hold it’s annual Raffle drawing at 3:00 PM at Smuggler’s Cove with prizes of $1,000 and $500.00. The MIRA (Michigan Ice Racing Association) is planning on returning this year to hold it’s Wheel to Wheel Ice Racing on Hess Lake after having to miss the last few years due to improper ice conditions. The MIRA Ice Racing Event is dependent on favorable ice conditions. For more information, visit the MIRA website at www.MichiganIceRacingAssociation.com. Jimmy’s Roadhouse will host the annual Winterfest Dinner/Dance with Happy Hour from 6-7:00 PM and dinner will be at 7:00 PM with entertainment featuring the Bimini Brothers from 8:00-12:00. Weather and Ice conditions permitting, the MIRA Ice Racing will conclude on Sunday.