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Iola Winter Carnival

Feb 7, 2015 - Feb 8, 2015 Begins at 8am

Iola-Scandinavia High School, South Jackson Street and Iola Winter Sports Complex north of Iola on County MM, Iola WI 54945
Saturday, -- Ice Sculpture will take place at Iola-Scandinavia High School beginning at 8:00 a.m. 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Ice Fishing Contest on Lake Iola for ages 16 and under. Norwegian Lutefisk Dinner, 1 pm – 6:30 pm. Serving Lutefisk and fresh cod with drawn butter, meatballs, potatoes, vegetable, lefse and Norwegian pastries. Served family style. Indoor Craft Sale. Located at Iola-Scandinavia High School on south Jackson Street.
At the Iola Winter Sports Club Friday night there will be a Fat Bike Race at 6:00 p.m. Saturday afternoon, 2:00 p.m. Skijoring with a dog in a 3K event. At 6:00 p.m. the Iola Twilight Snowshoe Racing will start with, 5K, 10K, & Kid’s 800m.
Sunday, -- Central Wisconsin Ski Jumping Championships begin at 12:00 p.m. Central Wisconsin’s Finest Ski Jumping Facility in the state

Mary Schwartz, 715-445-4005

Merrill Winterfest Co-ed Volleyball Tournament

Jan 24, 2015 Starts at 9am

Kate Goodrich School, 505 West Tenth Street, Merrill, WI 54452
Co-ed Volleyball Tournament, must have 2 girls on the court at all times. $60.00 per team. Cash payout. Guaranteed 2 matches. 2 out of 3 games. 12 team limit, 2 courts, 9 a.m. start time. Concessions available.

Dawn Smith - 715-536-7313 at the Merrill Park and Recreation Department.

Merrill Ice Drags

Feb 14, 2015 Begins at Noon

Lake Alexander on the Wisconsin River at Council Grounds State Park off North Hwy 107, Merrill
50th Anniversary running of the Championship Drag Race for the Merrill Ice Draggers Inc. Bragging they're the Fastest 1/8 mile on ice. 2 cars race side by side attempting to be the fastest time down the ice track in their class.Free Spectator Area. Alumni Racer Reunion is planned for those who formerly raced in previous 50 years.

Merrill Chamber of Commerce 877-907-2757 Visitor Info
Merrill Ice Draggers Inc President Bill Bunnell

Cranberry Classic Basketball Tournament

Nov 28, 2014 - Nov 29, 2014 9am - 10pm

Assumption High School 445 Chestnut Street Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54494
30th Annual Cranberry Classic signals opening to Basketball Season.

The 30th annual Cranberry Basketball Tournament will be held on Friday Nov 28th & Thursday Nov 29th.

This year's tournament features local Varsity Boys & Girls teams from Assumption, Pittsville,

Marshfield Columbus, and Nekoosa. Games start at 9:00am with Jr. Varsity and continue until 10:00pm.

As always, the great concession stand will be open during all games.

Doug Slovensky
2752 Biron Dr E Wisc Rapids WI 54494

Gymnastics Starlight Invitational

Jan 17, 2015 - Jan 18, 2015 All Weekend

Woodson YMCA- 707 Third St., Wausau
Our annual Starlight Gymnastics Invitational is held January 17- 18, 2015 and is open to the public. More than 400 gymnasts from teams throughout Wisconsin and Upper Michigan will compete USA-Gymnastics Levels 1-Level 10 routines in all four competitive events. Awesome raffles, gymnastics clothing, and yummy concessions are available throughout the weekend competition at Wausau Branch.

Cheryl Randl at 715-841-1814