The Candlelight Fun Bowling event to benefit the Frosty Snowmobile Club, held at The Alley Lanes & Tavern in downtown Land O’ Lakes, raised $2,600 for the club.

The club maintains local snowmobile trails, and events like these assist with much-needed extra funds to keep the groomers running in tip-top shape to maintain good conditions for snowmobiling visitors.

The sold-out event drew 18 two-person teams of bowlers who, besides bowling in the usual way, came up with various creative positions to challenge their own skills as well as the skills of other teams throughout the night.

Sponsors, club members and volunteers alongside the Association of Wisconsin Snowmobile Clubs’ (AWSC) 2019-’20 Miss Snowflake Tia Fuchs, were on hand to make the evening of bowling go smoothly.

Fuchs, a high school senior with a passion for the sport of snowmobiling, hails from Pleasant Prairie in the southern part of the state. She has been part of the AWSC since she was a child taking part in the youth program, Kids and Adults on Sleds.

From there, she gained confidence in her public speaking skills and ran for her current position as Miss Snowflake.

“I would recommend to any girl age 16-21 with the love of the sport to go and be a part of the pageant and workshop in the fall,” Fuchs said. “It wasn’t about winning, but about meeting other girls and making what seems to be forever lasting friendships.”

As Miss Snowflake, Fuchs is invited to travel the state to different clubs and county events to promote snowmobiling. 

“I was so pleased to be invited to this event and to be able to help raise funds by selling raffle tickets,” Fuchs said.

Sponsors for this year’s event were: The Alley Lanes & Tavern, Badger Liquor, Bear Trap Inn, Bel-Air Motel, Bent’s Camp Resort and Lodge Restaurant, Black Oak Inn, Brew’s Pub, BP Gas Station, Dawson’s Pier, Diva Snow Gear, Forest Lake Coun­try Store, Gateway Lodge, General Beer, Northwoods Land O’ Lakes Hometown Pharmacy, Land O’ Lakes Recreation, North Star Beverage, The Pine Cone Cafe, Sunrise Lodge and Track Side.