Record numbers turn out for PMC Fish Fry

Record numbers turn out for PMC Fish Fry
PLAY FOR FOOD — The Band, a frequent entertainer at the PMC Extended Care Unit and other functions around Conrad played while patrons dined on fish and chips at the 10th annual PMC Fish Fry on Friday. Members of The Band include Harry Moritz, Allen Wittmier, Bob Moritz, John Koutecky, and not pictured Dale Meier. I-O Photo by Buck Traxler
   The tenth annual Pondera Medical Center Fish Fry was held Friday at the Moose Lodge in Conrad.  
   Charlene Bouma, of the PMC Wellness Center commented that with the super weather,  once again there was a record turn out for the Fry,  “409 people were served.”  
   She went on to add, “As most of you know the PMC Wellness Center’s budget does not support equipment purchases.  All funding for new equipment, or replacement of equipment, for the Center, comes form donations and fund-raising, like the Fish Fry.”
   Tentatively, with funds from last year and this year, a lower extremity machine may be purchased for the Wellness Center.
   Not all expenses are in but gross profit from tickets, donations, 50/50, and raffles sales were $4,148.42.
   The majority of the time you can expect 50 percent to go to expenses.  
   Judy Larson won the $100 Cold Cash prize. She sold 130 tickets.  Larson was presented with a chunk of ice, which had a $100 bill in it; the ice chunk was the size of a bread loaf pan.  Michelle Ghekiere was presented with a three-month Wellness Center membership certificate for selling 20 tickets.  
   Kathy Younce was the winner of the 50/50 pot worth $160.  Raffle winners were as follows: Robert Hicks-PMC lawn chair, Jazmyn-PMC lawn chair (no last name), Jackie Bonser-PMC back pack cooler, Stacy Aaberg-pedometer, Jack Rowekamp-one month membership to the Wellness Center, Terry McKinley-one month membership to the Wellness Center, Terry McKinley-one month membership to the Wellness Center (this not a typo his name was drawn twice-in-a-row), Ted Kronebusch-three month membership to the Wellness Center, Shirley Sanders-10th Annual Fish Fry T-shirt, Stacy Aaberg-Fish Fry T-shirt, Carol Jones-Fun Run T-shirt, Phyllis Hammermeister- Fun Run T-shirt, Kelci Watterud- Fun Run T-shirt, and Karla Styren- Fun Run T-shirt.  The winner of the multi-colored candy fish count was Kerri and Don Miller (tied), with a total of 1,002 candy fish in the jar, they guessed 1,000.  The winner of the sweetish fish candy count was Vickie Padilla, guessing 580, with the total of 587 sweetish fish in the jar. Miller and Padilla both win a one-month membership to the Wellness Center for guessing the closest.