A fun-filled event intent on bringing friends, family, and community together for the New Year! Proceeds going to Dropping the Carp Fund and City Park and Recreation Youth Enrichment/Hoffman Hall Activities.
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Photographs - 2010

"He-r-r-r-r-e's Lucky!
Catching Lucky
The start of CarpFest begins with “Lucky “ being caught in PdC on Sunday. Here you see CarpFest Committee member Mike Valley and helper Granddaughter Sophia pull Lucky through the ice at Blackhawk Bay. (See Album here.)


Hoffman Hall: Arts and Crafts
Arts and Crafts - Fun for All
Each day of Carpfest 2010, Monday through Friday, featured guided arts and crafts for the youngsters as well as adults!
Featured activity included creating your own Lucky the Carp!
See album here.

Hoffman Hall: Gym Activities

A challenging game of hoops

 Hoffman Hall gymnasium attracts kids and adults as well. Hoops provides an excellent activity to chase away the winter doldrums. Youth triathlon was also featured for those who wished to participate.  (See album here.)



Hoffman Hall: Pool Activities
Fun in the pool
  •  Dec.27-31st 1-4pm @ Hoffman Hall
  • 12/27-Big Carp Splash Contest
  • 12/29-Flying Carp Games
  • 12/30-Diving for Carp Contest
  • 12/31 New Year’s Eve Day Pool Party w/Music
See album here.

Bowling Party: Timber Lanes Sports Bar and Grill
Timber Lanes featured a bowling party.
Timber Lanes Sports Bar and Grill, located at 1618 South Marquette Road, in Prairie du Chien, Wi. will host the first annual Carp Bowl! Chidlren and adults are invited to Timber Lanes between 12-3PM for bowling and fun. (See album here.)

SKATE PARTY - Lochner Park
Sponsored by PDC Boy Scouts
Getting ready!
Ice Skating at Lochner park is an excellent way to start the evening festivities of Carpfest. The ice skating rink offers fun for the whole family. Come and enjoy the warm fire, s'mores, music and lights. Bring your own ice skates.  (See Album here.)

TORCHLIGHT SKI, HIKE, SLEDDING
A Warm fire and Friends.
LaRiviere Park. Ski or Hike the lighted trail, moonlight sledding, ending with hot chocolate & campfire! A warm evening of fun and sledding was had by all.(See Album here.)



8th ANNUAL CARP BOWL FOOTBALL GAME
Foggy Carp Bowl
The afternoon saw the 8th Annual Carp Bowl with the PDC Firemen and the Mar/Mac squad  at the fog covered St. Feriole Island. Thanks to Go America for their financial support! (See Album here.)


Another Days Sunset Band
ROCKIN THE NEW YEAR CONCERT-
@ Hoffman Hall.
Featuring Another Days Sunset Band. Rock in the New Year with the area’s only alternative rock band!Open to all ages in a non-alcoholic adult supervised environment.  Foosball, ping pong and X-Box challenge games! (Additional photos here.)

Carpfest - Preparation for the Grand Finale
2010-11 Preparation is underway
Preparation for Carpfest - Dropping of the Carp -2010-11
Preparation started in the heavy fog with temperatures in the mid 40's and little wind. (See additional photos here.)



GRAND FINALE 10th ANNUAL DROPPIN' OF THE CARP
Carp King and Queen 2011
@ Lucky Park Come Kiss “Lucky” for good luck in the new year!
 9 PM-1 AM FOOD TENT, DEC.31ST @ Lucky Park
12 Midnight LIGHT SHOW and FIREWORKS- @ Lucky Park sponsored by Scream Extreme. Did you kiss Lucky the Carp for good luck in the New Year? See Photos.  (See additional photos here.)


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Likely hiding place
Have you Seen this Carp?'
Lucky No. 10' is found in a Prairie du Chien park more than 24 hours after the 'Droppin' of the Carp' star went missing. Read more.... 
See additional Lucky trees and crime scene photos here.