Dillon Lake Ice Melt contest to get under way next month | SummitDaily.com

Dillon Lake Ice Melt contest to get under way next month


The Rotary Club of Summit County will begin accepting nominations for this year’s Ice Princess in early March.The Ice Princess contest is part of the club’s annual Lake Dillon Ice Melt Contest in which people guess the date and time the club’s “Ice Device” – a 55-gallon drum with a clock affixed to the top – falls into the lake as it melts.Club members will start selling guesses for $2; the one whose guess is the closest to the actual time will win $2,000.The Ice Princess contest will begin at the Ice Ball March 12 at the Silverthorne Pavilion, where candidates will begin their campaigns – $1 a vote and ballot stuffing is encouraged. This year’s theme is “The Sinking of the Titanic.”Jane Stebbins of the Summit Daily News is the reigning princess, and announced she plans to run again. On April 9, the Ice Device will be paraded down Lake Dillon Drive and placed in the middle of the lake by Sheriff John Minor. After the device is placed on the lake, the Lake Dillon Ice Cam will broadcast live views of the ice device as the ice melts around it.The 2005 Ice Princess – the person who raises the most money for the club – will be crowned at the beginning of the parade by Dillon mayor Barbara Davis. Following the parade, Ice Melt fans and Rotarians will enjoy a barbecue at Pug Ryans Steakhouse in Dillon.All funds raised go to the Rotarians scholarship fund for local students going to college or trade school.Last winter’s official ice melt date was April 29, and first-place money went to Mary Jo Drye of Silverthorne.Additional information about the contest can be found at http://www.DillonIceMelt.com.

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