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Echo Press Ice Out Contest winner announced (w/video)

The ice was officially off Lake L'Homme Dieu as of Tuesday, April 23. And the winner of the Echo Press Ice Out Contest is...'ll have to watch the video to find out.

There were more than 600 entries in this year's contest with ice out dates ranging from March 26 to May 27. There were 36 people who tied with the correct date of April 23. Read the Friday, April 26, Echo Press for more details on the ice out. 

The grand prize for this year's contest was a kayak and paddle valued at $900, provided by Fleet Farm in Alexandria. Also runners-up this year won gift certificates from participating merchants. The full list of winners will be printed in next Wednesday's, May 1, issue of the Echo Press. 

Celeste Edenloff

Celeste is a reporter for the Alexandria Echo Press and has lived in the Alexandria Lakes Area since 1997. She first worked for the Echo Press as a reporter from 1999 to 2011, and returned in June 2016 to report on the community she calls home. Besides writing articles for the Echo Press, she has a blog, “Newspaper Girl on the Run.” Celeste is on a continuous healthy living journey and loves to teach bootcamp fitness classes and run. She has participated in more than 200 races with her husband, Al, covering the 5K, 10K, 10-mile and half-marathon (13.1 mile) distances.

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