Annual Ice-Out Contest is On

Ossipee—February 17, 2014—Put your thinking cap on and try to guess when you think that Ossipee Lake will be completely free of ice. Guess the day, and time (to the closest half hour) that you think Ossipee Lake will be completely free of ice and you could win a brand new rod and reel.

The Division 1 winner will receive a an new rod and reel. The Division 2 and 3 winners will receive a new custom made rod courtesy of New England Rod and Reel and the appropriate reel. There are 3 age divisions: Division 1 is ages 5-12, Division 2 is ages 13-18, and Division 3 is adult (19 and older).

Entry blanks are available at various locations in Ossipee, on the back of the town’s spring program brochure, and on the recreation department’s website at

You can also submit your guess by any of the following methods. Mail is: Ossipee Lake Ice Out Contest, Ossipee Recreation Department, P.O. Box 67, Center Ossipee, NH 03814. The fax number is (603) 539-4183. Email is

Entries must include: your name, address, phone number, age, and your guess. All entries must be received by 5 p.m., Friday, March 14. This is a cooperative effort between the Ossipee Recreation Department and New England Rod and Reel.

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