84th annual Pickerel Tournament coming to Algonac – The Voice

The 84th annual Pickerel Tournament, placed on by the Algonac Lions Club, will return to downtown Algonac from June 30 to July 4.

The Pickerel Tournament will embody actions and occasions for all ages, together with a carnival halfway and beer tent, parades, contests, leisure, fireworks and extra. This yr, the chairman for the occasion is Andy Goulet.

Fishing contest registration opens at 9 a.m. every day, with day by day fishing prizes awarded every day beginning July 1. Participants will convey their fish again to be weighed every day and the highest three fish will probably be stored each day.

The day by day prize is $100 every day for the most important fish after which the whopper on the finish of the event will obtain $1,000.

The Pickerel Tournament occasions will kick off at 5 p.m. June 30 with the Kids and Pet Parade. Lineup will happen at 4 p.m., with the parade beginning at Algonac Pet Center and ending on the Pickerel Tournament most important stage. There will probably be 10 prizes awarded at 6 p.m.

At 6:30 p.m., a donut consuming contest will happen on the primary stage, adopted by the introduction of the Pickerel Tournament Queen courtroom at 7 p.m. This yr’s queen candidates are Deanna Delange, Olivia Mowinski, Danielle Roland, Megan Saddler and Emily Yax. Voting for the queen will happen from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. July 1 on the most important stage and the Pickerel Tournament Queen will probably be topped at 8 p.m. that day.

Goulet stated those that want to vote will get their hand stamped and have one ticket to vote for one of many candidates.

“We have an absolutely delightful group of young ladies that are on our court this year,” he stated.

The Pickerel Tournament Queen will be crowned July 1. Pictured is the 2021 court. (MediaNews Group file photo)
The Pickerel Tournament Queen will probably be topped July 1. Pictured is the 2021 courtroom. (MediaNews Group file picture)

On July 1, a watermelon consuming contest will happen at 5 p.m. and the fireworks will happen at 10 p.m. at Riverfront Park, with a rain date of 10 p.m. July 2. The fireworks present will probably be placed on by Great Lakes Fireworks over the river.

Goulet stated Riverfront Park was packed from “elbow to elbow” through the 2021 fireworks, with hundreds of individuals.

“Plus there are people that have family and friends come to their houses nearby, so there’s a lot of people watching them from their yards or out on boats and all kinds of stuff so putting a real number on it is not really that possible, which is a good problem to have,” he stated.

On July 2, the Pickerel Run/Walk 5K will happen at 8 a.m. and the Kids Minnow Run will happen at 9 a.m. beginning on the Algonac Post Office. Registration will happen at 7 a.m. on the Algonac Fire Station and at pickerelrun.enmotive.com. The race will probably be capped at 300 contributors.

A pancake breakfast will happen at 8 a.m. on the Algonac Fire Department.

From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., a Classic Car Show will happen at Riverfront Park, with registration at 8 a.m. There will probably be sprint plates for the primary 100 vehicles and a youngsters selection award for greatest automobile, in addition to door prizes and a 50/50 raffle.

The value of entry is $15 per car. For extra data, name 810-533-3500.

From 11 a.m. to midday, the Algonac Lions Club and the Algonac-Clay Historical Society will host an Antique and Classic Boat Parade on the riverfront. The parade will embody boats 35 years and older. Participation within the parade is free. For extra data, e-mail George Burgess at [email protected]

Also on July 2, sizzling canine and pie consuming contests will happen at 2 p.m. and 4:30 p.m., respectively, on the primary stage.

On July 3, a youngsters fishing contest for ages 5 to fifteen will happen from 9 a.m. to midday at Riverfront Park, with registration beginning at 8:30 a.m. There will probably be prizes for the primary, second and third greatest fish.

Kids have to be with an grownup all the time, convey their very own bait and deal with and put on a life jacket. Organizers will probably be marking off fishing spots based on the principles.

An occasion honoring veterans will happen at midday on the primary stage. Billy James Brady will host and carry out his unique music, and particular visitor BlueSkye Riley will probably be singing the nationwide anthem and her unique music.

At 2 p.m., the primary parade will happen down St. Clair River Drive, with registration from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the Algonac Lions Club. The theme of the parade is “God Bless America,” the parade’s Facebook occasion web page states.

Goulet stated there will probably be every kind of contributors within the parade this yr.

The main parade will take place July 3. (MediaNews Group file photo)
The most important parade will happen July 3. (MediaNews Group file picture)

At 6 p.m. July 4, the primary raffle drawing will happen, and prizes will probably be awarded for the cutest child and pet contests, in addition to the whopper fish prize. This yr, a golf automobile is being raffled off at the price of $5 for one ticket and $20 for six tickets.

Several occasions will happen all through the weekend. The carnival halfway and beer tent will probably be open every day, and there will probably be day by day 50/50 drawings.

Goulet stated organizers tried the day by day 50/50 drawings for the primary time final yr and it was “wildly successful.”

Dynasty would be the most important stage leisure on June 30. On July 1, leisure consists of Raven Rae, Donnie Rod, Magnify the Son and Phoenix Rising Band. July 2 leisure consists of Algonac Robotics, Still Running, Momford & Son and The Look.

On July 3, leisure consists of Glen Brook, Toby Keith Tribute, Funtastiks and Josh Ford and The Big Three, and July 4 leisure will embody Acoustic Ash, BlueSkye Riley and Blue Ridge Bluegrass Band.

The Algonac Pickerel Tournament will shut at 6 p.m. July 4.

Goulet stated the Algonac Lions Club has been engaged on this yr’s occasion since not lengthy after the 2021 occasion. He says the membership has been promoting tickets for the golf cart raffle, of which 75% of the proceeds will go to Leader Dogs for the Blind, whereas 25% will go to the membership.

He stated there will probably be chief canine in coaching noticed all through the occasion.

When requested what points individuals appear to get pleasure from most concerning the occasion, Goulet stated individuals just like the carnival and meals distributors.

“It’s a fun party for the town,” he stated. “Last year, after having gone through COVID to be able to have the whole thing, has been nothing short of amazing.”

For extra data, go to algonaclionsclub.com or fb.com/algonaclionsclub.

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