January 23, 2020

Au Gres to hold sixth annual Winter Festival.


AU GRES— The Au Gres Area Chamber of Commerce is presenting the sixth annual winter festival in Au Gres Jan. 25. The event will begin at 8 am and go throughout the day until 8 pm.

The day will start with the Winterfest Fishing Contest from 8 am to 11 am. Fishing holes are pre-drilled and entrants will draw a number to get a fishing hole. The entry fee is $20 per person and ages 16 and under can enter for free. The fisherman who catches the largest fish will win 50 percent of the total entry fees. To enter, call Ed Beckley at 989-646-2444. 

The poker run will begin at 12 pm and go until 6 pm. There are five stops this year: H&H Bakery and Restaurant AuGres, Ali's Upnorth, T&C Sports Lounge, Modern Craft - A different kind of wine, and The Sportsman's Bar. According to coordinator Danny Pockrandt, entrants will go to all five stops to get their cards marked and the best three poker hands in each division will win. There are $10 and $20 divisions. 

There will also be the annual soup cook-off from 4 pm to 7 pm. There is no entry fee or deadline and anyone can enter. With a $10 purchase, receive a commemorative soup mug, unlimited soup samplings, and the opportunity to choose your pick for best tasting soup. Contact Ellen Edwards at 248-669-6801 to enter. 

From 4 pm to 8 pm there will be beer and wine in the pavilion and music will start at 5 pm. 

Everybody is welcome so come out, enjoy yourself and have a good time,” said Pockrandt. 

For more information on the event, contact Danny Pockrandt at 989-305-9352.


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