Minnow races help raise money for DC trip

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.

Search Our Site


What is more important, a Sturgeon Bay west-side ball field or affordable housing?
Add a Comment
(Fields are Optional)

Your email address is never published.

Sports Poll

With under two months to go, where do you think the Milwaukee Brewers will finish at the end of the season?
Add a Comment
(Fields are Optional)

Your email address is never published.

Obituaries are provided as a service of the

Schinderle Funeral Home of Algoma



Sign up for our Daily Electronic Newspaper and/or our Shopping Show newsletter!


Get the latest news with our Daily Electronic Newspaper delivered to your inbox.


Get the latest updates for our Shopping Show delivered to your inbox every Friday.