6th Annual Ice-Out Contest

Winter Greetings! This is to invite your participation in what has become a rite of spring in Brookfield. The 6th Annual Ice-Out Contest is in progress.

Tickets are on sale through March 31st at $5.00 each. Ticket purchasers have the opportunity of guessing when a cement block, attached to an alarm clock, plunges through the ice of Brookfield’s Sunset Lake. The timing apparatus, designed by engineering students in Professor Greg Wight’s mechatronics class at Norwich University, is set on the north side of the Floating Bridge and in a central position on the lake.

Fifty percent of the receipts from the ticket sales will be awarded as prize money on the following basis:

  • 25% of prize money for the nearest estimated time to the actual “ice-out”
  • 12.5% of the prize money for the closest time before the winning estimate
  • 12.5% of the prize money for the closest time after the winning estimate
  • 50% of the receipts will benefit the Brookfield Historical Society

Here is an opportunity for you to exercise your powers of prediction, test theories of global warming, win a prize, and enhance the Brookfield Historical Society’s resources and ability to carry out a variety of programs and initiatives.

Copy as many of the tickets below as needed and send the tickets with the appropriate entry fee to the designated address. Your continued support of the Society is important and appreciated.

To access the ticket form click on the following PDF file:

2009 Ice-Out Tickets

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2009 Historical Photographic Collection and Calender

For the tenth year, a photographic collection and calendar has been created from photographs in the Society’s collection.  This year’s calendar highlights the “Brookfield horses.”

The calendar may be purchased at the Brookfield Town Clerk’s office, Rte. 14 Country Store & Deli (East Brookfield), Messier’s General Store (East Randolph), Floyd’s General Store (Randolph Center), Cover to Cover Books (Randolph), and from any of the historical society trustees.  You can also order by sending $15.00 ($10.00 plus $5.00 S&H) to the Brookfield Historical Society, ATTN: Calendar Sales, PO Box 447, Brookfield, VT 05036.

2009 Historical Photograph Collection and Calendar

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