The Fish Creek Winter Festival is known for several outlandish events, but almost all of them go toward a good cause. One such event is the minnow races, which help fund the Gibraltar School District’s 7th and 8th grade trip to Washington, DC. Visitors paid two dollars to receive a minnow to place on one of the five racing troughs. The winner of each race received either a stuffed animal or a bracelet. Students going on the trip helped out with the event while being overseen by Mike Scoville, the Gibraltar School District’s library media specialist and trip adviser. Scoville said the races help out with fundraising efforts through community outreach.
This year’s minnow races marked the fifth year the students have held the event at the Winter Festival. All earned profits are split among the students to help further pay the cost of the trip.