2010-07-29 / News

Les Cheneaux Frog Fest Highlights Environment

Contest Winners Announced

From left, John, Scott, and Terry Rossiter enjoy the fish sandwiches offered by the Lions Club as part of a fundraiser at Frog Fest 2010. From left, John, Scott, and Terry Rossiter enjoy the fish sandwiches offered by the Lions Club as part of a fundraiser at Frog Fest 2010. Part of the Tadpole Olympics, kids games were a big hit at Frog Fest at Les Cheneaux Saturday, July 17, and yielded winners in several categories. Michael Odom, Kalon Ayers, and Kyle Ayers took the top three spots in the timed run for kids. Austin Ellis, from Drummond Island, won a frog creature at the 4H booth. Jayden Smith won the Frog Calls CD from Woods and Water Ecotours. At the Chippewa East Mackinac Conservation District booth, Bette Smith won a glow-inthe dark garden ornament and Pam Williams won a birdhouse. In the frog art contest, Hessel Grocery took first, Amy Polk and Autore Oil tied for second, Woods and Waters Ecotours placed third, Creekside Herbs and Islands Insurance tied for fourth, and Helen Shoberg and Bob Smith tied for fifth.
At right: Jayna Milan of Thailand holds Zeus, a Columbian Boa, at the hold-a-reptile exhibit offered as part of Frog Fest activities at Les Cheneaux Saturday, July 17. Miss Milan isn't afraid of snakes, as she and her mother, Noy, attend a big snake show in Bangkok each year. The elder Milan can bring herself to slowly pet snakes, but could never put one around her neck like her daughter does, she said. At right: Jayna Milan of Thailand holds Zeus, a Columbian Boa, at the hold-a-reptile exhibit offered as part of Frog Fest activities at Les Cheneaux Saturday, July 17. Miss Milan isn't afraid of snakes, as she and her mother, Noy, attend a big snake show in Bangkok each year. The elder Milan can bring herself to slowly pet snakes, but could never put one around her neck like her daughter does, she said.
Former Les Cheneaux Watershed Council president Christine Perreault (left) with current members Dave Dunn and Wendy Wagoner next to the newly painted sign announcing their group's presence at the Les Cheneaux Visitor Center. This sign was constructed by watershed council member Bob “Lakeside” Smith. Former Les Cheneaux Watershed Council president Christine Perreault (left) with current members Dave Dunn and Wendy Wagoner next to the newly painted sign announcing their group's presence at the Les Cheneaux Visitor Center. This sign was constructed by watershed council member Bob “Lakeside” Smith.

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