Little snow, but Rotary still spreads the Jam

Marie Havenga • Jul 21, 2015 at 11:22 AM

Ferrysburg resident Jeff Minnerick and his 4-year-old son, Levi, practiced street hockey on what organizers had hoped would be a frozen ice rink Saturday.

“It’s a good event,” Jeff said. “It’s cold and it’s snowing.”

Unfortunately, the snow and cold didn’t come soon enough. Cross-country skiing, and snow sculpture and ice hockey contests had to be canceled.

“It’s too little, too late,” said snow jam organizer Craig Cather, as about a dozen people listened to music by the Knicknacks Saturday afternoon and a few hardy folks battled the cold during a hole-in-one golf tournament on the ball diamond. “It is our first year and we’re learning as we go, and we’ll build on this.”

Ferrysburg resident Jennifer Lynn, a backup vocalist for the Knicknacks, said she was thankful a heater was placed near the stage.

“This is a great event,” said Lynn. “I’m very happy with the beer selection (New Holland) — it’s locally brewed. If I weren’t here today, I’d probably be sitting on my couch watching basketball. I think this is great.”

Cather said the proceeds will be used for the club’s local and international projects.

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To see more photos from the event, click here.

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