Monday, January 30, 2012

2012 Polar Bear Plunge Record!!

Did you see the article today in the West Central Tribune?! A Record was set at Saturday's Polar Bear Plunge on Green Lake! An estimated $75,000 was raised for Special Olympics! See the article below for all the details!

Sabrina Lere, Spicer Commerical Club President

By: Tribune News, West Central Tribune 
WILLMAR — More people participated and more money was raised in the 2012 Willmar-Spicer Polar Bear Plunge for Special Olympics on Saturday at Green Lake in Spicer, announced the Willmar Police Department and the Kandiyohi County Sheriff’s Office.
This was the eighth annual plunge sponsored by law enforcement to benefit Special Olympics of Minnesota, said Police Capt. Jim Felt.
The number of plungers and money raised set a record.
The number of plungers was up from 353 in 2011 to 446 in 2012 and the amount of money raised increased from $62,804 in 2011 to $75,000 in 2012 according to preliminary figures. Final totals are still being tabulated.
Top individual fundraiser was Mary Beth Schmidt of Spicer.
Top corporate team was Green Lake Liquors.
Top law enforcement team was the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge No. 23.
The top school team was Redwood Valley High School.
Top restaurant team was LuLu Bean’s of Willmar.
Top open division team was Deagan and Mike’s Dippy Doos.
WRAC-8 will be producing a video of the plunge as part of its “Do You Know’’ program. Pictures of the plunge will be available online at within the next two weeks.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Medallion Winner

The finder of the 2012 Spicer WinterFest Medallion has claimed his $500 prize!

Chris Adams from Willmar found the Medallion after the first clue on Saturday. He said he looked for about 3 hours, starting in the obvious places in the parks near Green Lake since the clue referenced seeing water. As he was driving he noticed the Lion Shelter bench on the bike path north of the post office. He said he saw several tracks there so others had searched there but he was the one to find the medallion attached to the underside of the seat.

Congratulations Chris!

Thanks to everyone that played along.

Be sure to check out our events calendar, we have more fun planned for this weekend. See you Saturday for the PLUNGE!

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Medallion has been found!

The Medallion has found! It will be turned in on Monday and we will post the winner's information here.
Thank you to everyone that was out searching.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

First Clue for the Medallion Hunt!

Does it finally feel like winter to you? Yep, me too. And just in time for Spicer's Winterfest! The fun gets started today. There will be free hot chocolate and horse & buggy rides at Saulsbury Beach today at 3:00. And there will be a bon fire and fireworks tonight at 7:00.

But I bet the reason you are reading this post is to learn the first clue to the 2nd annual Winterfest Medallion hunt.

So here's the deal
It's a $500 cash prize, located within the city limits of Spicer, do not enter private property to look for the medallion, you do not need to dig, climb or move anything to find the medallion. The person finding the 2012 Medallion should present it in person to Stacey Ryan, Spicer Commercial Club member, at the Green Lake Bible Camp (320) 295-2032 between 9:00am – 4:00pm Mon – Fri. See the blog for the full list of available clues.

****Ok, OK and the clue is*******

Clue Sponsored by: Melissa Radel, State Farm Insurance

Welcome to Spicer, it is nicer here. Enjoy the views of the water and maybe a piece of pizza while you search for the medallion.

And you know there are a few rules:

Thanks goes out to the Spicer Commercial Club for making this hunt possible.


1. Anyone is eligible to participate in the 2012 Medallion Hunt except for Spicer Commercial Club Board members and Winterfest planning committee members and their families.

2. The Medallion is located within city limits of Spicer.

3. The Medallion is hidden on public property. Do not enter onto private property looking for the Medallion.

4. Destruction of property is not necessary and will not be allowed. Searchers must not deface public property or otherwise violate laws. The Spicer Commercial Club reserves the right to discontinue the hunt at any time if public or private property is destroyed.

5. The Medallion is not buried, however snow may need to be brushed off and climbing will not be necessary.

6. The person finding the 2012 Medallion should present it in person to Stacey Ryan, Spicer Commercial Club member, at the Green Lake Bible Camp (320) 295-2032 between 9:00am – 4:00pm Mon – Fri.

7. Clues will be available on the Spicer Commercial Club Blog ( – select blog) and the Spicer Commercial Club Facebook page. As well as read daily on Q102 radio starting January 21st, 2012.

8. The 2012 Medallion is made of stone with special markings to identify it as authentic.

9. No purchase necessary to win.

10. Any tax due as a result of winning the prize is the responsibility of the winner.

11. If the Medallion is not found and presented by 4:00pm on February 13th 2012, the Spicer Commercial Club reserves the right to terminate the hunt.

12. The decisions of the Spicer Commercial Club are final. The Spicer Commercial Club assumes no responsibility for damages/losses, accidents or injuries sustained by participants. Participants are urged to use reasonable safety precautions. Good sportsmanship, and all applicable rules, laws and regulations must be followed. Violators may be disqualified at the sole discretion of the Spicer Commercial Club Board members.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Winterfest will go on

I have some disappointing news. We gave our best efforts, but unfortunately we are not able to make snow for the slide as we had planned. HOWEVER Winterfest WILL GO ON!! We have some exciting things happening in Spicer this weekend. Go here to see the calendar of events. See you in Spicer!!

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

WinterFest 2012 Announcement soon

Have you been wondering... what is Spicer going to do for Winterfest 2012? After all there is no snow for a giant slide, there is no thick ice for an ice castle... Well...Spicer will have SNOW for winterfest with or without mother natures help!!! Stay tuned for details! Like our Facebook page and share it with your friends so they do not miss the announcement.