It’s all about the kids

To the editor:

2013 MAGWED fishing tournament succeeded despite mother nature’s best effort to rain and freeze us out. Drizzle, northwest winds and temperatures in the upper 30s did not stop the estimated 250 adults and children for being on hand for the weigh in. Over 30 children received prizes helping them become young fisherman and women promoting our sport. Because it’s all about the kids.

Winners of our raffle were as follows: Lance Peed, Hy-Vee $100 gift certificate; Bob Nowell, Fairway $100 gift certificate; Brain Scott, Sawyers Meats $100 gift certificate; Rick Hokel $150 cash.

The MAGWED Foundation would like to thank the following sponsors for their support: Bill and Connie Thoma, Dave and Bonnie Rhodes, Bobby and Dian Nowell, Jordison Trucking, Kesterson Reality, Countryside Barbecue, Messerly TV, ServiceMaster, HiWay Truck, Howard’s Bodyshop, BnL Drive Thru, Nettie’s, Mike Hewitt Construction, Allen Messerly, Beisser’s Inc., Domino’s, Dencklau Insurance, C & S Products, Green Amusement, Fareway Fort Dodge., Hy-Vee Fort Dodge, Keith’s Outdoors, Iowa Outdoors, Kemna Auto, Roger Brown, Humes Distributing, Dale Valvoda, Ja-Mars, Taco Tico, Laufersweiler’s Funeral Home, Randy Thoma, Northland Auto Marine, Bruce Oldson, Moeller Furnace, Antler’s Clare, Jerry Vought and Marsha Volkmer, NAPA Fort Dodge, Randy Thompson, Daniel Tire, Northern Lights, Community Tap, Sneakers, Leffties Neighbor Bar, Lazier Wash, Doug and Julie Barkema, Sawyer’s Meat, Chris Thoma, Lance Tepfer, Chesterfield, John Thoma, Paul and Dana Lindner, Tim Lennon, Channel Bio Seed, Sportsman Warehouse, Deer Creek Golf, Riley Armstrong, Jim’s Carpet 1 and Triggs Bay Resort. Without their support we would not be able to have a tournament.

I would also like to thank the many volunteers that make this event possible:Marsha Volkmer, Rhonda Peterson, Kelsey West, Sue Thoma, Julie Barkama, Joy Thoma, Rusty McNeil, Beth Ozburn and Leslie Gibbs. I’m sorry if I missed anyone ,but without their effort the event would not be possible. I would especially like to thank all those who participated. See you at MAGWED next year.

Bill Gibbs

MAGWED Foundation

2013 Chairman

Fort Dodge