Sights from New Years Eve Carp Drop at Hoffman Hall and Lucky Park. A huge thanks goes out to Recreation staff and volunteers at Hoffman Hall and Street Dept. staff. Also thanks to our sponsors: PdC Tourism, Fuller Lumber, Valley Fish and Cheese, Twisted Vision, Dan Gingerich, Design Homes, Leisure Time Bowling, and Eagles Club. Special thanks go out to Organizers: Carp Master Shawn Redman, Nate Gilberts, Tom Nelson, and Mike Ulrich along with Carp King Bob Witt!
To keep this event going the group will be looking for interested members for 2018!
The City of Prairie du Chein Parks & Recreation Director Mike Ulrich is happy to announce that Bruce Welsch, an avid swimmer at Hoffman Halls pool, has donated $25,000.00 in honor of his Mom and Dad, Chuck & Bernice Welsch.
In his tribute to them he writes:
Thank you for your love, caring, and guidance. Thank you for supporting me in High School, College, and when joining the Armed Forces. Thank you for being great role models. Thank you for your endless sacrifices. Thank you, Mom and Dad, for being you! You may be gone but will never be forgotten and will always be remembered. God Bless you.
Chuck and Bernice will be honored with a plaque on the “Leaders” Donor Wall at Hoffman Hall and the donation will be earmarked for Hoffman Hall Improvements. Ulrich said this is very gracious and heartfelt gift from Bruce and benefits the entire community.
On behalf of the City of Prairie du Chien, we appreciate the significance of this donation as a lifelong memory on their behalf.
The PdC Parks & Recreation Department & Dropping of the Carp Committee is proud to announce the winners of the Lucky the Carp Coloring contest. With over 70 entries submitted the committee members really had a hard time picking the top 3 winners as we could see all entries took a lot of time and energy to create their drawings and appreciate their wonderful works of art which are currently on display at Hoffman Hall and later will be taken to Lucky Park for the big New Years Eve Drop!
This year winners along with Committee members were Left to Right: Abbey Seputis, Tom Nelson, Brittany Hawkinson, Shawn Redman, Harmony Grover, and Cathie Nelson.
Don’t forget next week CarpFest will also be hosting a Family Bowling Party, Family Gym/Swims, a Euchre Tournament, and an Early Bird Indoor Dropping of Carp Party featuring a Magician. For more information please call 326-7207.