FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 16, 2012
CONTACT: James Tye, Director of Development and External AffairsÂ Clean Lakes Alliance
Cell: (608) 628-6655 or James@cleanlakesalliance.com
Mendota Freeze Contest Names a Winner!
Waunakee Woman Wins Grand Prize of Cross-Country Ski Package
MADISON, Wis. — The Clean Lakes Alliance is pleased to announce that Beverly Miller, of Waunakee, has won the first annual Mendota Freeze Contest by guessing correctly that Lake Mendota would freeze for the first time this winter on January 14.
â€œI am surprised and very excited,â€ Miller said, when she was notified today about the contest results. She added that she had entered the contest at the urging of her son, who saw it reported on WMTV-TV in Madison.
Don Heilman, Clean Lakes Alliance president, said the lakes later-than-average freezing date resulted in even more people entering the contest than he had expected.
The Mendota Freeze Contest opened on December 1st and ran until Saturday, when the Wisconsin State Climatology Office announced that the lake had officially frozen over,â€ he said. â€œWe had fantastic participation from the public and great support from our sponsors, and I think everyone had a lot of fun with it.â€