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Kiwanis members mark 2014 with new event

1/9/2014 - South Side Leader
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By Staff Writer

Photos courtesy of Chuck Seeley
COVENTRY — Portage Lakes Kiwanis members and friends gathered at the Kiwanis Civic Center to ring in the new year the evening of Dec. 31 with a new annual event.

The group watched as the first annual Portage Lakes Bluegill Drop took place at the stroke of midnight. The idea was created and officiated by Kiwanis member Larry Hunter, and included food, fun and games, according to event officials.

Kiwanis members and friends are pictured above during the Bluegill Drop.

The bluegill used for the ceremony, shown at right, is actually a pillow owned by Hunter. Bluegill fish are plentiful in the Portage Lakes, and the group uses their catch after several months of fishing for an annual fish fry fundraiser in September, according to Kiwanis members.

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