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Two times Fore

Second year of museum event draws more than 100 people

 

February 23, 2022

Joshua Wood

Byron Barkhrust of White Stone Realty works on his stroke during the 2nd Annual Frozen Fore on February 19 at the Saratoga Lake.

Over 100 people took to the frozen Saratoga Lake over the weekend and while there weren't any fish caught, there may have been a few birdies.

The 2nd Annual Frozen Fore was, by all accounts, a success for the Saratoga Museum. The idea for the event began with Margaret Weber, who attended a similar event in Walden, Colorado and had wanted to bring something similar to Saratoga. Weber chose the Saratoga Museum as the non-profit which could benefit from the funds raised by the event.

Photo courtesy Dana Davis

From left, Margaret Weber, Michael Paul, Schelby Merrill and Cade Merrill show off their 1st place plaque.

While, last year, the sky was overcast it was much clearer this weekend. Despite the cool temperatures and the occasional Wyoming breeze, 112 people played Frozen Fore, according to Dana Davis, executive director of the Saratoga Museum. Additionally, the event had seven platinum sponsors, 21 flag sponsors and six businesses donated prizes or provided items to help make the event a success.

The team which took 1st place consisted of Weber, Michael Paul, Cade Merrill and Schelby Merrill. In 2nd place was the team of Ken Thoren, Ryan Buford, Jake Hubbs and Nick Wamsely. The team of Chris Harvey, Stacey Harvey, Jacquie Perdue and Ryan Lowe took 3rd place.

Meanwhile, the Longest Drive also saw a number of prizes given out. In 1st place was Gary Lauber, who won a 2022 Golf Membership at the Saratoga Hot Springs and Resort. Cade Merrill took 2nd, winning a metal cooler donated by Canteen Spirits and Taylor Harphan came in 3rd, winning a golf bag donated by Canteen Spirits.

"Overall, the event was a great success than last year," said Davis. "Next year we have plans to make it even better."

 

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