Dillon Rotary Club, Saturday, January 8th kicked off the annual Ice Melt Contest. The Contest is a community fundraiser. Contestants buy a book of 6 tickets for $10. On each ticket they predict when our clock will stop as a result of an attached weight falling through the ice on Logan’s Pond just west of I-15 near town.
The closest to the exact time of when the clock stops wins the grand prize of $500. 2nd and 3rd place winners receive $250 & $100 respectively
The Dillon Rotary Club has been sponsoring the ice melt contest for a number of years and it has become a wintertime Dillon area tradition. And it is fun to participate for a good cause.
Club members, Womack's Printing Place and periodic sales stands at the local grocery markets will sell tickets that allow purchasers to speculate the date and time the clock stops. Tickets are sold in the community and around the state, by club members. We are also funded by several contest sponsors. The contest has been our only fund- raiser for the last two winter seasons during the pandemic.
The contest proceeds support the Dillon Rotary Club community services. Scholarships for local outstanding high school seniors at Beaverhead County High School and Lima High School to attend a college or university in Montana and the Rotary Youth Leadership Academy (RYLA), an outdoor leadership camp in Montana for Sophomores.