May 3, 2019
Ice-Out winner surprises Rotary with donation
On Thursday, April 25, the Sebago Lake Rotary Club awarded a $500 cash prize to David Douglas, the winner of its 2019 Ice Out contest. Douglas and one other contestant, Wayne Roma of East Baldwin, both correctly guessed April 18 as Sebago Lake’s Ice-Out date as determined by the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry (DACF). Per contest rules, the two names were placed into a hat and the winning entry drawn. The total cash prize for this, the contest’s first year, was $500. Upon awarding the prize to Mr. Douglas, he generously donated $250, one half the total prize, to the Rotary Club. The Club plans to run the contest again next year and is hopeful it will generate a larger cash prize.