Officials launch ice guessing contest on Vermont lake

NEWPORT, Vt. (AP) — Vermont officials get launched their annual contest to bet how long the ice will final on Lake Memphremagog.

The Caledonian File reviews for its “Ice Out” contest, the Newport Parks and Sport assign a astronomical drawing of a bottle of vanilla extract on a platform connected to a time clock. This might perchance myth when the facade, known as “Vanilla Ice,” drops into the water.

The lucky one who predicts the closest time will eradicate 50 p.c of the contest pool, which on the whole totals around $500.

The remainder of the proceeds will profit the Gardner Memorial Park Playground and Splashpad mission.

The lower-off date to put up guesses for this year is April 1, or when the ice goes out.

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Data from: The Caledonian-File, http://www.caledonianrecord.com

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