LIVONIA – Ted’s Tackle’s annual Frostbite Ice Fishing Derby pulled in much more than fish.
According to Ted’s Tackle, located in Lakeville, the February derby’s 525 anglers landed $8,340, which will be split in half and donated to two worthy causes: the Honor Flight of Rochester and the Myers Memorial Foundation.
“It was a nice little take for a small tournament,” said Ted Decker of Ted’s Tackle. “I couldn’t believe how well we did.”
Honor Flight told Ted’s that the donation would allow them the honor of getting nine veterans and their families to Washington DC, and the Myers Foundation said that the donation would go to support two local families immediately and others in the future.
Ted’s posted a ‘thank you’ to Facebook for the derby’s participants, sponsors and supporters:
Gun Trader, Paul’s BBQ, Bagley’s Auto, Critter’s Taxidermy, Cycle Enterprises, Sweeteners Plus, Powers and Construction, Challenger Lures/Riversider, Harrison-Lee American Legion, Ron Bellamy, SOCO Baits, ADK Jigs, Maki Plastics, White Dog Ink, Lake Beverage, Flambeau, Ice Masters Elite, Goodenow Farms, Kramell’s Meat Market, Mulvaney Farms, Lantern Lounge, Ember, Livonia Inn, Clam, Vexilar, Sullivan Tip Downs, Ray Mazza, Hard Water Custom Rods, Frank Wilkins, Steve Hills, Jack Quinns, Napa (Livonia), C & R Vision, Smith Lumber, Vincenzo’s, Rogers Hair Craft, Platinum Limousine, Livonia Liquor, Lakeville Liquor, Besco, Papa’s Auto, Liberty Tax, Shoreless Acres, Bernhardt Lumber, Livonia Supply, A & R Beauty Bar, 3 Legged Pig, Hook & Spoon, Camp Stella Maris, Hans, Leighton Insurance, Copy Town, Red Barn Alpaca Farm, and the Conesus Lake Association.
The Conesus Lake Sportsmens Club provided their large venue to host the event and kept the bar running. Open G and Scrapple played the music live.