Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Steelheaders Ball back on track to wipe away mid-winter blues

Citizens for Lake Metroparks has revived a way to help anglers and others beat the mid-winter blahs.

After missing a year the somewhat “annual” Steelheaders Ball is back on the agenda. This year this popular event is scheduled for 6:30-10:30 p.m., Feb. 17 at Lake Metroparks’ Pine Ridge Country Club in Wickliffe.

Agreeing is Steve Madewell, Lake Metroparks’ executive director.

Profit from the fund-raiser will go toward helping the Citizens’ group fund levy efforts for the agency.

As always the fund-raising event will feature raffles, auctions, live music, an open bar, multiple food stations, and good company, says Vince Granito, long-time treasure for the Citizens group.

Both Granito and Madewell point out that the agency has done much to buy access to both the Grand and Chagrin rivers that has helped steelheaders find a place to cast a spawn sack or flick a fly at a trout.

The cost is $45 for individuals, $90 for couples, and $450 for groups. The deadline for ticket purchases is Feb. 8.

Also, the group is looking for raffle and auction items and other support.
For further information, call 440-954-4295, leave a message and your call will be returned.

- Jeffrey L. Frischkorn
Twitter: @Fieldkorn

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