TREMONT — The Tremont Consolidated School’s annual cabin-fever reliever, the eighth-grade ice fishing derby, has been postponed until Feb. 28.
The derby was set for Saturday, Feb. 6, but concerns about the condition of ice on the island’s ponds led organizers to reschedule, said Mike Hodgdon.
This is the 11th year of the event, which has become one of the more kid-friendly fishing derbies in the state.
Entry tickets are $5 and available by calling the school at 244-7777. Tickets also are available at the school gymnasium from 5-8 a.m. on the morning of the derby.
Proceeds from the derby will help pay for the eighth-grade class trip and for improvements to the school playground.
Fish caught on any Mount Desert Island pond open to ice fishing are eligible for entry into the derby.
Weigh-in is from 4-6 p.m. in the gym. Prizes are to be awarded in numerous categories. In addition, entrants are eligible for drawings for door prizes. This year, the door prizes are $250 in fuel oil, one cord of firewood, an ice auger and a ride for two in a small airplane.
Food and beverages will be available at the weigh-in. The menu includes chili, hot dogs, soup, coffee, hot chocolate and soda.