Annual “Ice-Out” Contest Starts March 3

Ossipee – February 17, 2011 – The Ossipee Recreation Department’s annual ice-out contest starts on March 3. The person who is closest to the day and time that the lake is completely free of ice will win fishing gear and have his or her picture in the Carroll County Independent.

Download an entry blank from the Ossipee Recreation Department’s website at or cut it out of the Independent’s March 3 issue. All entries must be received or postmarked by Friday, March 11.

The Adult and Teen division winners will receive a handcrafted rod courtesy of New England Rod & Reel and a Spinning Reel courtesy of Branch River Trading Post. Winners of the Children’s Division will receive an age appropriate rod and reel.

The contest is coordinated by the Ossipee Recreation Department and is sponsored by The Carroll County Independent, The Granite State News, New England Rod & Reel and Branch River Trading Post. For more information, please call or e-mail the Recreation Department at 539-1307 or

[Information provided by Carroll County Independent]

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