Pictured Left to Right: Jeff Hayward, Mike and Maddox Loveless Recently checked the ice thickness on Swan Lake at Heartland Acres and found the ice to be 8” thick and getting thicker each day for the Ice Fishing Derby set for Sunday, February 8, 2015.
Sunday, February 8, 2015 is the date for the Heartland Acres Ice Fishing Derby and Chili Challenge at Heartland Acres in Independence, IA.
“These events are an active way to get out and enjoy our Iowa winter and maybe catch a fish or two while you’re at it and sample some excellent chili made by area cooks,” commented Brian Bell, Event Manager for the campus. The events start with the Chili Cook off going from 11AM – 2PM. The Fishing derby begins at 1PM and ends at 4PM.
Chili cooks will be serving their favorite chili and the public will determine the winner by the number of votes (measured in tip dollars) the cooks receive. Chili cooks are encouraged to use this opportunity to raise money for their favorite charity.
The ice fishing event will include the harvest of several species including largemouth bass, bluegill and crappie.
The public is invited to come out and watch the ice fishing derby and stop in the Event Center for lunch at the Chili Cook-off.
Find entry forms for:
Fishing Derby: http://www.heartlandacresusa.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/2015-Fishing-Derby-Entry-form-CJ-112014.pdf
Chili Challenge: http://www.heartlandacresusa.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/2015-Chili-Challenge-entry-form-CJ-1120141.pdf
You may also stop out to Heartland Acres and pick one. Entries due by January 31, 2015. See our website for event details or call us at 319.332.0123.
Heartland Acres is not-for-profit, charitable organization dedicated to educating and entertaining visitors on our agricultural heritage and the issues and topics of agriculture today. Check us out at www.heartlandacresusa.com or find Heartland Acres on Facebook or call 319.332.0123.