Teal Lake Melt-down Committee presents check to winner

Pictured from the left: Neil Lynch, Mike Smock, Dave Hallgren, Mike Guenette and Bob Hendrickson.

NEGAUNEE — The Teal Lake Melt-Down fundraiser officially came to an end on Monday, April 5, at 3:18 p.m. when the headframe submerged through the ice.

The headframe was placed on the ice of Teal Lake in mid-January, and until April 1 the community purchased $5 tickets for a guess as to when it would submerge.

Mike Guenette guessed the headframe would go out of sight on April 5 at 3:01 p.m., making him the closest guess and the lucky winner of $2,188.

A check presentation was held with Negaunee Lions Club members Neil Lynch, Mike Smock and Dave Hallgren presenting the check to Mike Guenette. Also in attendance was Bob Hendrickson, executive director of the GINCC, to congratulate Guenette on his win. Hallgren was the seller of this year’s winning ticket.

2021 marks the fifth year that the Negaunee Lions Club held this fundraiser, and the third year that the GINCC has partnered with them.


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