Family wins $1,000 in Lake Dunmore ‘ice out’

SALISBURY/LEICESTER — Lord Dunmore’s clock took the plunge on Monday, April 1, at 4:38 p.m. Thus ended the annual Dunmore Dip Ice Out Contest sponsored by the Lake Dunmore/Fern Lake Association. Each year the public is invited to guess the date and time that the Lord Dunmore mannequin sees the ice go out and stops the clock. Each guess costs $1.
The money raised helps the association in the battle against milfoil in the lakes.
Half the ticket monies is paid to the winner and other half goes toward the LDFLA’s Milfoil Control Program.
The 2013 winners are the Perera and Schmitt extended family with four generations as summer residents on Indian Trail. Their family members come from all over the U.S. and Canada to enjoy their camp on the lake. They have many happy memories of the lake and are supporters of the milfoil project.
One member of their fourth generation even worked with the milfoil crew for a summer.
Their winning guess was at 4:30 p.m. on April 1. The payout is $1,003 on their collective $120 investment. Last year’s payout was more than $700.
The contest also raised $1,003 for the milfoil eradication efforts.
The LDFLA wants to thank all who played the fourth Dunmore Dip Ice Out Contest and extend a special thanks to all those who forwarded emails to friends and family and those business who allowed entry materials to be put in their establishments.
“Lord Dunmore” will be recuperating from his winter travels with the help of the John Ebert “Spa Center” in preparation for his appearance at the LDFLA July 4 parade on the lake. 

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