TREMONT – Super Bowl weekend is about more than just football for students at Tremont Consolidated School.
The school holds an ice fishing derby to fundraise for its eighth-grade class trip.
“It started 14 years ago at a parent and kid meeting to discuss some financial help for a class trip,” Mike Hodgdon, the derby’s creator, said.
Last year the ice fishing derby brought in more than 700 participants all hoping to get the big catch. The biggest fish wins and there’s a couple of other prizes for different types of fish.
Tickets to the ice fishing derby also give people a chance to win door prizes such as a lifetime fishing license and a Bruins duffel bag.
“We really have the local community to thank for that, because of the amount of prizes they donate and the amount of the community involvement we have,” Katrina Linscott, the eighth-grade adviser said. “I’m really appreciative of this event.”
The parent teacher organization is also raffling off gift cards and a new four-wheeler to fundraise for other programs.