It's a beautiful day here, but there's still a cold wind, especially in West Danville - as always!
We were able to locate our winner this morning and verify her ticket. Her name is Pamela Swift, and she lives in Barre with her parents. She is a student at UVM, so you can imagine how thrilled she was to learn she'd won over $5,000. We don't have an exact amount of the split - we're waiting for the last of our expenses to come in.
We took pictures on our way home from West Danville this afternoon - we went to do an interview with Alex, a student at Lyndon State College, about the Ice-Out. It will be broadcast during the news at 5:30 on Channel 7.
You can see the ice is very dark - with nice weather for the next few days, I think we can expect to see a lot more open water. There seems to be some open near Smith's Point in the top picture, and then if you look closely, there seems to be some open far down on the east shore near the cove by the narrows. It's happening! Click on the images to enlarge them.
Here is an announcement of a fund raiser for Northeast Kingdom Animal Shelter:
Mark your calendar and plan to eat at the Danville Inn on Sunday, April 24. Steve's turkey pie is really good, and you can make a nice donation to help the animal shelter.