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February 17, 2013

Tristin Colburn of Charleston caught her perch in Lake Memphremagog. While her grandfather Ron Wright weighs and measures fish brought in by hundreds of kids, Tristin said she likes to watch people catch fish and is proud of her own. Photo: Ed Barber 

DERBY – Nothing warms the heart like ice fishing, especially when it's done to raise money for cancer victims.
This year marked the 9th Annual Northeast Kingdom Ice Fishing Tournament hosted by Wright's Enterprises in Derby. A host of sponsors signed up for the event, tickets sold like the proverbial hot cakes, the youth portion of the derby netted quite a catch, and those brave enough to endure the event met Sunday for a lively feast and to watch the winners receive their much prized awards.
Partial proceeds were donated to the Mary Wright Halo Foundation, a non-profit association assisting cancer victims.
While tallies were still being taken, Wright's Enterprises posted photos of the days' catches on their website ( and people crowded inside for a much anticipated feast.
As Newport Daily Express reporter Ed Barber stated: The place wasn't just crowded, it was "filled to the gills."
The youth results are in and posted on page 3. Highlights will be shared with our readers tomorrow after all numbers are in.
Does it get any better than this?

See the Monday, Feb. 18, 2013 edition of The Newport Daily Express for youth results (page 3) and more photos (pages 1, 3 and 5), and pick up Tuesday's edition for more photos and the winners.


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