2011 Walleye Festival Guide

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Boat/Outdoor expo, Car show, High stakes Bingo, Kid’s Fishing Pond, Carnival, texas Hold’em, Fish Fry, Rummage sales, Pancake Breakfast, & more!
Walleye Festival events
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12:01am Official start Freeland Walleye Fishing Tournament (see inside back cover) or Visit www.freelandlionsclub.com for details 7:00am to 11:00am Pancake Breakfast Registered Fisherman eat FREE! Presented by The Freeland Women’s Study Club At the Memorial Park Building 8:00am to ??? Community Wide Rummage Sales Maps are Available at Local Businesses 9:00am to 7:00pm Boat and Fishing Expo At Burt Watson Chevrolet A wide variety of vendors 9:00am to noon Kids Fishing Pond Presented by Meijer and Eudici’s Pizza At Tittabawassee Township Park 9:00am to 5:00pm Great Lakes Harley-Davidson SWAP MEET At McDonald Ford, 6790 Midland Rd. 8 foot tables $10 each / Set up Friday 11am Email joe@greatlakeshd.com 10:00am to 2:30pm Walleye Festival Car & Bike Show 215 S. Main St. by Clark Gas Station Registration 10:00 am to Noon Pre-Registration $10.00 Day of Show $12.00 Trophies at 2:30 pm more info visit www.freelandlionsclub.com 10:00am to 11:00pm Carnival Rides and Amusements Presented by Schmidt Amusements At Burt Watson Chevrolet 10:00am to 5:00pm Walleye Tournament Weigh –In Presented by the Freeland Lions Club At Burt Watson Chevrolet 11:00am to 3:00pm Blood Drive at Pat’s Food Center Give blood & get free admission “Phish” Tent Conducted by Michigan Blood 11:00am to 5:00pm 2011 Special Olympics Hotdog Cookout Presented by Pat’s Food Center At Pat’s Food Center 1:00pm to ??? 2nd Annual Pong Tournament Presented by The Log Cabin At “Phish” Tent, for more info visit to www.freelandlionsclub.com or Facebook

5:00 pm to Midnight 4rd Annual Richard Watson High-Stakes Texas Hold’em Invitational $500 Entry Fee; $15,000 in Prizes based on 50 Players. Proceeds to benefit the Freeland SportsZone. Player inquiries can Be made by calling 989-751-9302

12:00pm to Midnight Walleye Festival “Phish” Tent At Burt Watson Chevrolet $5.00 Admission Must be 21 to Enter Live Band: “The Sinclairs“ 8:00pm to Midnight Casino Games 6:00pm to 11:00pm Dancing, Food and Beverages noon to ??? Texas Hold’em Poker Tournament Presented by the Freeland Lions Club At Burt Watson Chevrolet $50.00 Buy In Payouts Determined by Number of Players Entry Forms at www.freelandlionsclub.com

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11:00am to 5:00pm 2011 Special Olympics Hotdog Cookout Presented by Pat’s Food Center At Pat’s Food Center Proceeds to go to the 2011 Special Olympics 4:00pm to 8:00pm Fish Fry Presented by The Freeland Athletic Association At the Freeland SportsZone noon to 11:00pm Carnival Rides and Amusements Presented by Schmidt Amusements At Burt Watson Chevrolet/Pontiac 6:00pm start time Walleye Festival Parade Starting at the Zion Lutheran Church on 7th St 6:00pm to Midnight Walleye Festival “Phish” Tent At Burt Watson Chevrolet $5.00 Admission Must be 21 to Enter Live Band: “Mandi Layne & the Lost Highway“ 8:00pm to Midnight Casino Games 6:00pm to 11:00pm Dancing, Food and Beverages 8:45pm or Dusk Fireworks Display North of Town at dusk. 5:00pm to 9:00pm Walleye Fun Night At Freeland SportsZone Open Gym 3rd Grade and Up Games, Music, Pizza & Pop

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8:00am to 3:00pm Kids Helping Kids Community Project Household Donations will be accepted at Tri-Area Driving School, 6272 Midland Rd. Proceeds go to Emmaus House 10:00am to 3:00pm Walleye Tournament Weigh –In Presented by the Freeland Lions Club At Burt Watson Chevrolet 10:00am to 5:00pm Carnival Rides and Amusements Presented by Schmidt Amusements At Burt Watson Chevrolet 10:00 start time 5K Run & Walk Presented by Bay Area Runners Club At Freeland SportsZone For more info contact The Freeland SportsZone 989-695-2000 or Email jayandloribrown@chartermi.net 1:00pm to ??? HIGH STAKES BINGO At “Phish” Tent NO ENTRY FEE Minimum $400 Final Coverall Payout 9:00am to 5:00pm Boat and Fishing Expo At Burt Watson Chevrolet A wide variety of vendors 6:00pm Freeland Athletic Association Ball Drop At High School Practice Field See it on “YouTube” key words Freeland Ball Drop. $5 per ball. Top prize $1500. Proceeds Benefit Freeland Athletic Association ????? Awards Presentation for 26th Annual Freeland Walleye Festival Tournament, will follow as soon as results have been verified at final weigh-in. Must be present to win one of the 25 prize packages.

The Freeland Walleye Festival knows The Joe. Do You?

The Joe will be broadcasting live from select rummage sales. Try and find him!

Welcome to our 26th Annual Freeland Walleye Festival
The organizations featured on this page represent the anchor sponsors of the Freeland Walleye Festival.

www.freelandlionsclub.com

Freeland Office - 7600 Midland Rd.
Located in the Pat’s Food Center Complex Other Locations in: Bridgeport, Saginaw, Chesaning & Auburn

www.unitedfinancialcu.org - 989.777.3620

Visit Pat’s Food Center/ Do it Best Hardware for: • Walleye Festival Registrations • Fishing Licenses • Live Bait - Night Crawlers / Minnows • New Expanded Fishing Tackle • Snacks & Refreshments • Beer, Wine Liquor • Firewood

Walleye Fisherman Headquarters

Introducing The Miller Empey Learning Zone
Born in Clyde, Michigan, on August 22, 1870, Miller Empey began a legacy that survives him today. It was twentyseven years later that Miller, after completing a taxidermy correspondence course through Michigan State University, found a tiny Screech Owl which froze to death near his home. This became his first mounted specimen. While Miller Empey lived and worked in the small community of Freeland for the rest of his years, his love of nature and hobby of ornithology took him many places looking for specimens. The majority of his finds were victims of their own hazardous environment. As a result of his travels and unique collection, Mr. Empey became known to wildlife collectors everywhere, many of whom later contributed to his collection. The Miller Empey Natural Science Room has been acclaimed as one of the finest private collections of its kind in the nation. The collection represents more than sixty years of devoted work and interest. The quality and quantity of the displays have intrigued many people. Students from state colleges and major universities view the collection as part of their annual course study. The Miller Empey Natural Science Room houses the Empey collection for public education and observation.. The room was dedicated on November 11, 1962, to display this very unique and valuable collection of birds and other mounted specimens. Understanding the importance of education, Mr. Empey arranged for his collection to pass on to the Freeland Board of Education. The interior of the museum, the show cases and other building materials, were made possible by the generosity of the Freeland community. We in Freeland are now proud to announce that the Miller Empey Museum is going to be moved to the Freeland Sport Zone. In continuing Miller Empey’s vision of education; we are combining his collection with a learning center that will feature a computer library and a meeting room. His gift to us will be displayed with a beautiful re-creation of a natural environment, including a northern lounge and a two-story waterfall. Many thanks to the Timmons family for their stewardship of Miller’s collection.

Rebecca Evans
Facility Director

SAVE THE DATE
6th Annual “Arts in the Park”
Saturday, Sept. 10th, 2010 1:00pm to 7:00pm
Tittabawassee Township Park
Please plan to join us at the 6th Annual “Arts in the Park” event. Enjoy a fun filled afternoon of wine tasting, live music, top area artists and food sure to please your palate. Must be 21 or older. Proceeds benefit the Freeland SportsZone and the Freeland Community Sports Association.

Come see top area artists at work Hear the sounds of local musicians Enjoy great wines and food
To reserve your tickets, please call 989-695-9512 (must be 21 or older).

Freeland Lions Club Key Events For Your Calendar
Freeland Lions Golf Outing Saturday, June 11th, 2011 Twin Oaks Golf Course
This outing fills up fast, so sign up a foursome now. A ladies division makes this event fun for everyone. A four-person best-ball format with proceeds going to the Tammy Hafer Foundation. Cost is $60 per person and includes green fees, cart, beer & pop on the course, coffee & donuts in the AM, hotdogs at the turn, and a chicken bar-b-que for dinner. Everyone gets a prize and we have numerous raffles. Go to www.freelandlionsclub.com to “contact us” about signing up.

Freeland Lions Las Vegas Night Saturday, November 5th, 2011

Our Annual Las Vegas Night is a sell out every year. A $100 ticket buys you access to a gourmet buffet dinner, music, a variety of popular casino games and prizes, plus a $9,000 raffle board. Vist our website at www.freelandlionsclub.com for more information about this event.

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Sat., April 30th • 9 am - 7 pm & Sun., May 1st • 9 am - 5 pm

BURT WATSON’S

At the Burt Watson Chevrolet
*For more information call Mike Moore 989-332-4892

stop in and see these vendors
Bay Outboard Marine linwood Beach Marina lindy’s Boat sales Viking Concepts Michigan Crossbow Federation Frank’s Great Outdoors Bark River Knives Kloha Foods Future Vision American Legion of Sanford Everdry Meats & Moore Outdoor Adventures BurnRite Stoves D & M Culinary Cookware Various Food Vendors And Many More!

Residential & Commercial

VAN Y ELECTRIC
(989) 429-0887

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For more information about any Walleye Festival Event visit

www.freelandlionsclub.com

Of Freeland

Walleye Fesitval Rest Areas courtesty of

See the garage sale map for rest area locations.

Have fun on the outside deck! Live music, karaoke, bike night every Tuesday!
The Midland Brewing Company’s Copper Harbor

Great Food, Great Service 695-5761

Now Featuring:

We buy & sell new and used tooling
Lathes - Bridgeport Mills - Machinery Custom Machining • Fabrication • Welding
7251 Midland Road P.O. Box 216 Freeland, MI 48623
WALLEYE TOURNAMENT OFFICIAL REGISTRATION SITE
• OPEN 24 HOURS • Campsites Available • Boat Launch Open • Live Bait Available
(Friday Night)

BUSCH MACHINE TOOL SUPPLY
Surplus Closeouts

989 695-4030

Stay Warm and Dry Inside Burt Watson’s Showroom.

Sunday High Stakes Bingo is Back!
$400.00 Grand Prize Cover-All
Early Birds Start at 1 p.m.

Sunday, May 1st

All Paper Games, so bring your Daubers. (Daubers will also be Available for Purchase) Complete Game Books are $30.00 ea. Early Bird & Night Owl Packets are $5.00 ea. All State Rules Apply - Must be 18 yrs to play Sponsored by Freeland Lions Club

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Walleye weigh-in scales provided by

Freeland Walleye Tournament Winners
2010  Senior: #1 Don Leuenberger #2 Bill Putman #3 Fred Mosley Junior: #1 Austin Bruns #2 Hunter Brousseau #3 Gregory Gorsline Jr. 2009  Senior: #1 Tom Witkowski #2 Bob Witkowski #3 Mike Meyers Junior: #1 Jamie Kisser #2 Austin Bruns #3 Gregory Gorsline Jr.    2008  Senior: #1 Bob Witkowski #2 Gregory Tibor #3 Kal Ustishon Junior: #1 Anthony Miller #2 Steven Guigar #3 Austin Tomasek   2007  Senior: #1 James Trommer #2 Scott Terrian #3 Tom Witkowski Junior: #1 Lacy Joal Tolfree #2 Sam Bremer #3 Ben Bremer 47.70 gross lbs. 42.31 lbs. 38.02 lbs. 27.08 lbs. 21.64 lbs. 19.57 lbs. 49.70 gross lbs. 48.55 lbs. 46.90 lbs. 28.55 lbs. 28.25 lbs. 26.95 lbs. 48.94 gross lbs. 48.67 lbs. 45.61 lbs. 36.46 lbs. 35.48 lbs. 34.62 lbs. 47.54 gross lbs. 47.32 lbs. 45.62 lbs. 31.45 lbs. 30.62 lbs. 29.44 lbs.

FREELAND
Thank You...

989-792-8111

For 26 years the Freeland Lions Club has had the pleasure of hosting the Freeland Walleye Tournament, the anchor of this growing festival of events. We want to extend our appreciation to the many sponsors, volunteers and patrons who help make our Festival such a great event. 2011 Festival Chair Adam Anderson
Don Leuenberger, 8.6 lbs

Big Fish 2010

www.midstatetaxidermy.com
Special thanks to Mid-State Taxidermy, LLC for their  taxidermy mount prize for the largest walleye catch!

HOnORaBle MentiOn sPOnsORs
- Austin’s Flowers - BAMZ - Bastian Bros. - Cunningham Taylor Funeral Home - Dollar General - Exotic Automation Supply - Family Video - I Care Vision - Kasper Clock Shop - Martial Arts Connection - Muessig & Co. - The Freeland Grand - Sherry’s Feed & Seed

29th Annual Millionaire Raffle
Las Vegas Party Sunday, June 26, 2011

Freeland Athletic Association’s

1:00pm-6:00pm - Gates Open 12:45pm Food Served from 1:00 pm to 5:30 pm Location: Freeland Sports Zone 5690 Midland Rd. (M-47 near Kochville Rd.) Cost: $125 (Admits 2 people) $20,000 1st Place CASH PRIZE Other Cash Prizes: 1 - $10,000 Winner 3 - $1,000 Winners 7 - $500 Winners 110 - $125 Winners For Tickets Contact Rick Payk (989) 928-7406 or Rick Newbold (989) 233-3537

• ALL YOU CAN EAT WALLEYE • BEER TENT & 2 AM BREAKFAST • STEELWHEELS BAND FRI & SAT • GARAGE SALE LUNCH SPECIALS • KIDS EAT FREE FOR LUNCH

McDonald Ford

Freeland, Mi (989) 695-9121

Myers Oil Company

CONCERTS IN THE PARk
Tittabawassee Township Park • Free Admission
2011 SCHEDULE
June 22nd “Butch Heath Country Classic” July 6th “Mandi Layne and the Lost Highway” July 13th “The Hitmen” July 20th “Brush Street Band July 27th “Sinclairs” August 3rd “Empty Pockets” August 10th “Laurie Middlebrook Band” August 17th “Paisley Fog” August 24th “Mysterians”

Tittabawassee Township 10th Annual

FREELAND FARMER’S MARKET
The Freeland Community is establishing a Farmer’s Market for local vendors to distribute their produce. We are planning to house the farmers market at the Tittabawassee Township Park every Wednesday night beginning June 8th, 2011 thru October, opening around 4pm and closing at the vendor’s discretion. Our market will coincide with the free Concert in the Park series. Starting this year, the concert series will be held on a weekly basis. This is a great time for family, friends and neighbors to gather in our community and enjoy a family, fun-filled evening for all ages. We are sending notices now to our local growers and any other vendors that may be interested in selling their goods. Requirements for each vendor are; to establish their stand with the State of MI rules and regulations for temporary food establishment operations checklist and the MI food law 2000 Act 92. If you are interested in becoming a vendor and would like to reserve your space or if you would like more information on becoming a vendor, please contact us by email at freelandfarmersmarket@yahoo.com or by calling Karl Primdahl at 989-239-0255, Ben Reinsch at 989-415-6516, or James Magyar at 989-695-2682.

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Humphreys,Campbell, Dust & Humphreys, PC Attorneys and Counselors at Law Building A, Suite One

5090 State Street Saginaw, MI 48603

989-792-2552

Freeland State Bank

6840 Midland Road Freeland, MI 48623 (989) 695-5497 - 24 Hour Access

Jack’s Mini Storage & Tree Service

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kid’s Fishing Pond Event
On Saturday from 9:00am to Noon, kids will be able to create their own fish stories at the Fishing Pond located in Tittabawassee Township Park. The Kid’s Fishing Pond Event is presented by Meijer and Eudici’s Pizza. Since 1998, Meijer has sponsored the stocking of fish in the pond in Tittabawassee Township Park. The pint-sized version of our Festival Tournament is an annual favorite among our younger anglers, ages 4-14 yrs. Please support Meijer as they support for our Kid’s Fishing Pond Event. Trophies awarded to the first 10 kids to catch a TROUT.

Saturday, April 30th, 2011 • Presented by Meijer

of Freeland

CAR SHOW
Hosted by the Freeland Lion’s Club

FREE to the Public Come and enjoy the Show!

Saturday, April 30th, 2011
Hosted by the Freeland Lions Club at Myers Clark & Bam Fro Fuel & Exhause 215 S. Main St. (M47)

Pre-registration $10.00 - Day of show $12.00 Goody Bags to First 100 Registrants Trophies presented at 2:30 pm

Registration 10:00 am to Noon

Pat’s Food Center/Do It Best Hardware United Financial Credit Union
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Major Sponsors

For registration information: www.freelandlionsclub.com or call 989-695-9980

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2011 TOURNAMENT RULES
Weigh-in one fish and you can win - see below...
1. PARTICIPANTS & ELIGIBILITY: Participation in this tournament is open to any person with a valid Michigan Fishing License who has properly completed and signed an Official Entry Form and returned it to the Tournament Headquarters with a $10.00 entry fee no later than Midnight on Friday, April 29th, 2011. Youth under 17 years of age may enter for $2.50 and will qualify for only the prizes in their division. No refund of entry fee will be made. The Tournament Committee reserves the right to accept or reject any applications. 2. TOURNAMENT DATES AND TIMES: The Tournament begins at 12:01 AM on Saturday, April 30th, 2011, and runs through 3:00 PM on Sunday, May 1st, 2011. 3. ELIGIBLE FISH: All fish entered in the contest must be Walleyes and must be caught under the legal rules set down by the State of Michigan. Any fish that has been tampered with or foul hooked will be disqualified at the discretion of the Tournament Committee. All entered fish must be caught on the Tournament Dates. Contestants may submit up to 5 legal fish per day. ALL LEGAL FISHING WATERS IN THE STATE OF MICHIGAN QUALIFY. 4. WEIGH-IN: Contestants must have their catches entered at the Official Weigh Station located at the Burt Watson Chevrolet Used Car Lot, 7468 Midland Rd, Freeland Mi 48623 during the following hours:

Open again to the Saginaw Bay!

Saturday, April 30th, 2011 -- 10:00 AM through 5:00 PM Sunday, May 1st, 2011 -- 10:00 AM through 3:00 PM
Tournament results announced as soon as they have been verified after the 3:00 PM closing of the weigh-in. 5. PRIZE CATEGORIES: A. Most pounds for 10 fish (legal limit of 5 per day -- tie breaker will be earliest time entered); Top fifteen places receive prize packages . B. Largest walleye (by weight and time entered); one prize. C. Entrants weighing in one or more legal fish will qualify for a drawing of 25 prize packages that includes televisions, electronics and much more. D. Must be present to win one of the 25 prize packages. 6. GENERAL: All fish entered will have one fin clipped. All fish entered must have been caught by the person who enters them. Giving to or receiving fish from another person will be considered grounds for disqualification. After weigh-in, contestants are responsible for their own fish. Fishing competition is over at the designated times each day or when weigh-in has been completed. Only one weigh-in per day is allowed for each contestant. The top five (5) winners will submit to polygraph tests as deemed necessary by the Tournament Committee. Prizes will be withheld pending the settlement of disputes. By signing an entry form, contestants absolve the Freeland Walleye Festival Tournament, the Freeland Lions Club and all connected sponsors of any and all liabilities due to injury to themselves or others during the two-day event. 7. CASH PRIZES : 1st Prize - $1,000.00 ; 2nd Prize - $500.00 ; 3rd Prize - $250.00

2011 OFFICIAL WALLEYE TOURNAMENT ENTRY FORM (Print Clearly)
Name: Mailing Address: City: Home Phone: ( ) Business Phone: ( State/Province: ) Zip/Postal: Email: Age: Check here if Youth (under age 17)

26th ANNUAL FREELAND WALLEYE FESTIVAL

In signing this application, I hereby waive and release all other contestants, the host, sponsors and tournament officials from all claims of injury and/or damage incurred in connection with the Tournament.  I hereby have read and agree to all rules and regulations of this Tournament.

Mail check or money order in the amount of $10.00 per entry ($2.50 for Youth) to:

Freeland Lions Club, PO Box 767, Freeland, MI 48623

Signature

(SIGNATURE IS REQUIRED)

Access and drop off Entry Forms at Pat’s Hardware, Tittabawassee Township Office, Freeland Sports Zone, Frank’s Great Outdoors, Linwood Beach Marina & Campground and Busch Machine & Tool.

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