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Press Release American Legion Fishing Derby Fishing Canceled - Raffle is still on!

Press Release
February 1, 2021

American Legion Fishing Derby
Fishing Canceled - Raffle is still on!

This coming weekend historically is a big weekend in the Park Rapids Lakes Area with
the American Legion Fishing Derby and Raffle. However, due to the State of Minnesota
Covid-19 restrictions, the ice fishing contest will not be held. Under current State of
Minnesota COVID-19 restrictions, events are limited to no more than 250 people.
Traditionally, the American Legion Ice Fishing contest draws thousands of enthusiastic
anglers to fish each year. With the limitations in place, it is not possible to host the
annual fishing event. Mark your calendar for next year, February 5, 2022; always the
first Saturday in February.
The Raffle is still on!
In the spirit of the event, the American Legion is holding a “Where's The Fishing”
Raffle. Over $100,000 in prizes will be drawn at 8 PM on March 19, 2021. Raffle
Tickets are being sold at $40. Last year was a sell-out, so get your ticket early. Only
5000 tickets to be sold. License #A00220-001.
When making the decision to cancel the fishing part of the event, the American Legion
concluded:
Hosting the annual ice fishing derby limited to less than 250 anglers just does not
make that part of the event viable. Accordingly, the Fishing Derby portion of the
event was canceled for this year and the decision was made to proceed with the
annual raffle. A later date was selected for the raffle drawing in the hopes
restrictions will be relaxed so that a larger group of supporters can safely gather
together for the raffle drawing.
Tickets are available at the Park Rapids American Legion and many locations in Park
Rapids & surrounding areas. To find a ticket location near you, go to:
parkrapidsamericanlegion.com
Only 5000 tickets to be sold. Persons need not be present to win raffle prizes. No one
under the age of 18 may purchase a ticket or win a prize. Tickets are for sale at the
American Legion in Park Rapids and numerous ticket outlets throughout Minnesota.
For additional details contact the Park Rapids American Legion at 732-3360 or online
at: parkrapidsamericanlegion.com or americanlegionderby.com

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