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Plenty of snow for Nisswa Winter Jubilee

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Whether it was the abundance of snow or the somewhat warmer temperatures, the 42nd annual Nisswa Winter Jubilee had a large number of snow sculptures this year at eight.

The annual winter festival was celebrated Friday-Sunday, Feb. 14-16, with the traditional snow sculpture contest, Mini Jubilee for children, pancake breakfast, medallion hunt, parade, wood-splitting contest and Nisswa Fire Department Fishing Derby, among other activities.

Following is a list of winners:

Fishing Derby: Tyler Swenson, first; Carter Soberg, second; and Taylor Zehm, third.

Raffle: Deb Best, first, $500 in groceries compliments of Schaefer’s Foods; Brian Solt, second, original painting by local artist Heath Foss valued at $450; Mike Hemmerich, third, four golf packages for The Pines or The Preserve valued at $450 compliments of Grand View Lodge; Janice Whardell, fourth, one-day snowmobile or fish house rental valued at $200 compliments of Boats and Beyond; and Dan Keena, fifth $100 cash sponsored by the Brainerd Lakes Area Lions.

Snow sculptures: Wallin family, first place adult; Northway family, second place adult; Dullum family, third place adult; Journey Church Youth Group, first place youth; Mike Hemmerich Jr., second place youth; and Northern Stars 4-H Club, third place youth.

Wood-splitting contest: AJ Lange, first; Cody Carlson, second; and David Finkle, third.

Medallion: Jess Pugh and Abby Ahlberg, both of Pequot Lakes, and John Kinkeade of Fridley found the medallion in a flower bed at Senior Class Care after a fourth clue was released, winning $200.

Parade: Gull Lake Drifters, first; Bobby Borg and her animals, second; and Nisswa Cub Scouts Pack 81, third.

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