Walleye Awakening event set at Lanzi’s

GLOVERSVILLE — The Fulton Montgomery Regional Chamber of Commerce and the Fulton County Board of Supervisors has a new tourism event, “The Walleye Awakening.”

This free, family-oriented event will begin at 5 p.m. Friday at Lanzi’s on the Lake, 1751 Route 30, Mayfield, according to a news release.

The outdoor party will celebrate the annual Walleye Challenge fishing contest, which brings more than 1,700 contestants to the area. The members of the public are invited to attend, along with the fishing contestants and their families. The activities will include a bonfire, and a fireworks display at 7 p.m. Our Secret Love Society, a local band, will play music outside from 5 to 9 p.m., performing a modern mix of classic rock, folk rock, and dance tunes.

“We are happy to showcase our beautiful area with a new event for our local and visiting fishing enthusiasts,” Mark Kilmer, president of the chamber said. “It is an excellent start to a wonderful weekend at the Great Sacandaga Lake.”

Fulton County Administrative Officer Jon Stead expressed his excitement about the new event as well.

“The Walleye Awakening is going to be a fun winter beach party for area residents and visitors to enjoy. It will be a great big Fish-a-palooza party to kick-off the weekend festivities. I can’t wait to get there,” he said.

“This is going to be a unique and enjoyable tourism event for our area,” chamber Director of Tourism Development Anne Boles said. “It is Valentine’s Day, so when you are out and about, stop at Lanzi’s to eat or watch the great winter firework show with your sweetie and your family — it’s a super way to start your weekend.”

For more information, visit www.44lakes.com or www.facebook.com/VisitFultonCountyNY/.

By Kerry Minor

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