NEGAUNEE, Mich. – Pam Johnson of Negaunee is the winner of the 2023 Teal Lake Melt-Down.
The headframe structure went through the ice on Saturday, April 29 at 4:08pm. The prize amount of $2586 was won with a winning guess of 4:14pm, April 29, 2023.
Range Telecommunications provided the video surveillance to monitor the exact time the headframe sank which is secured on City of Negaunee property. The structure will be recovered by the Marquette County Search and Rescue Team as part of its annual training.
The community purchased tickets to take a guess at when the headframe would break through the ice and sink, with the winner being the closest guess to the time. Deadline for ticket sales was April 1.
The Teal Lake Melt-Down is a community fundraiser benefiting the Negaunee Lions Club and the Greater Ishpeming-Negaunee Area Chamber of Commerce. Both organizations are very appreciative of all the community support for this project.
This is the seventh year that the Negaunee Lions Club has held this fundraiser, and the fifth year the Greater Ishpeming-Negaunee Area Chamber of Commerce has partnered with them.